After several successes with the Development program, including winning the German U23 road race in back-to-back seasons, 2019 saw Max make the step up to the WorldTour. However, after competing at the Tour Down Under injury saw him miss a lot of racing before returning to the bunch in the second half of the year.
Part of what he calls the “first generation” of the Development program, Max is looking forward to riding with several of his former teammates again in 2020 as they also make the move up to WorldTour.
Enthusiastic and eager to learn, Max appreciates how well the team works together and enjoys that aspect of the sport, especially when he is the designated sprinter.
Max attributes his love for the sport to his grandfather and uncle who both raced at an amateur level and they were the two people that influenced him to start riding. Down to earth, the young German is considerate of all the help he has received from them and his family to get to where he is at now, and that only motivates him to strive for more success in his career.
No doubt you will be able to spot Max’s infectious smile at numerous races in 2020.