Team Sunweb are excited to announce the signing of Oscar Onley and Henri Vandenabeele, plus the extension of Tim Naberman for the 2021 season. Onley will ride with the Development program until the end of 2022, Vandenabeele will spend 2021 with the Development program before making the step up to the Men’s program in 2022 and 2023, while Naberman extends with the Development program in 2021.
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Oscar Onley (GBR)
Hailing from Scotland, in his first year as a junior Onley picked up a string of solid top ten results on the British domestic scene but also overseas in France. He followed up seventh place on GC at the Ain Bugey Valromey Tour with eighth in Aubel-Thimister-Staevlot and as the best first-year junior at the Chrono des Nations time trial, where he showed his power over the mostly flat course. Racing has been sparse for Onley in 2020 but he recently caught the attention of many with his win at Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc cycle sportive, a mountain time trial that took place on the same course as the final stage of the elite men’s race of the same name. Onley’s time on the mountain would have placed him in 11th place on the stage if he took part in the race, highlighting his future potential on the longer ascents.
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Henri Vandenabeele (BEL)
A talented Belgian climber, Vandenabeele had some good results in his junior career and opening season as an U23 in 2019 but his most impressive results have been in 2020 where he has been one of the revelations of the season. As a second-year U23 he started the season off well with a good showing at Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc before a fantastic ride at the Giro Ciclistico d’Italia saw him pick up a well-earned second place on GC alongside two-stage podium places. Proving that result was more than just a flash in the pan, Vandenabeele followed it up with a stage win and second overall at Ronde de l’Isard just two weeks later – highlighting his potential ability as a stage racer and climber in the future.
Tim Naberman (NED)
Naberman has been with Team Sunweb’s Development program since 2019 and has steadily progressed each year on the bike, showing himself to the fore in the classics and tough races. A rider with a big engine, Naberman is also an important part of the team; whether that be helping to set up a sprinter or equally positioning the climbers before a final ascent. It’s not only on the bike that Naberman has impressed, it is work ethic off the bike too that stands out, always giving his all and committing to the team fully – helping to lead some of the new riders while at our Keep Challenging Centre in Sittard and proving himself to be a good captain.