Team Sunweb are pleased to announce the signing of Casper van Uden to their Development program for two years, from the start of the 2020 season. A prodigious talent who has tasted success in the junior ranks, Van Uden scored some top results in 2018 including a fourth place finish at the tough La Philippe Gilbert Juniors.
Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne Juniors earlier in the season highlighted Van Uden’s strength, where he won the race in a sprint from a leading group of eleven, his biggest victory to date. A rider who can survive in the tough classics and compete for results with his fast sprint, Van Uden also competes on the track, making him a well-rounded rider.
Coach and scouting coordinator for Team Sunweb, Hans Timmermans, had this to say on the signing: “Casper was on our list from an early age and he continues to impress and progress as a rider. He is a talent we really believe in, and he started this season off in exceptional form by winning Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne in a very impressive manner. He’s an all-round cyclist, with talent in the classics where he can survive a tough day in the saddle and finish it off with a fast sprint. Also riding on the track to a very high level, we will look for him to continue in this discipline in the future to develop into a complete athlete and cyclist.”
Van Uden added: “I’m really looking forward to joining the Development program at Team Sunweb next year. Within the team it feels like one big family and everyone motivates and encourages each other to improve not only as riders but also as people. I’m confident that it is the right environment for me to continue to grow as a rider, learning from some of the best coaches and teammates. I can’t wait to get started.”