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Team Sunweb sign quality German duo

Team Sunweb are proud to announce the signing of two strong German riders; Nico Denz and Jasha Sütterlin, with the duo signing with the team until the end of the 2021 season.

Jasha Sütterlin

A very well rounded rider, Sütterlin has proved himself to be one of the most reliable and strongest domestiques in the peloton, capable of providing support on a multitude of terrain. Sütterlin is a strong rouleur who was part of his team’s success at this year’s Giro d’Italia and who has picked up good results himself too, in both the classics and time trials. The German can also deliver a punchy finish, which he showed by taking the win in a tricky finale at the Vuelta Ciclista Comunidad de Madrid in 2017.

“After six nice years with Movistar I think the time is now right to try something new,” explained Sütterlin. “I’ve looked at Team Sunweb for a while and I really like how the team works. My goal for the future is to become a high-level classics rider and finish with the team in the top positions in races such as Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, as well as helping and working for the team leaders in the sprints and in the overall at the grand tours. I am very excited for this next step in my career.”

Team Sunweb coach Marc Reef added: “We are pleased to welcome Jasha to our team as we’ve been watching him closely for the past few years. Jasha will add a lot of strength to our roster as he is very good on a lot of different terrain. He has proven to be strong in the Flemish classics, has a bunch of experience as a GC domestique under his belt and is able to produce a solid TT(T) too. He will be very valuable to us on these fields and we aim to help him to continue to improve in the TT and his role within the classics.”

Nico Denz

A strong one-day racer, versatile Denz has shown his abilities on the flat lands and tricky days in the saddle; with eighth place at the infamously difficult Le Samyn testament to Denz’s ability to handle the toughest conditions. The German took his first victory towards the end of last season at the Tour de Vendée, showing his strength on the slightly rolling circuit before delivering a punchy sprint to finish it off, proving that he is a rider that can perform well on a lot of terrain.

On joining the team Denz said: “After five years in France I was looking for a new challenge, and Team Sunweb seems like the best place for me to make the next steps in my career. I know many riders from the team and I like the way they ride together in races. I am really looking forward to a new environment, and becoming a part of the team’s successes.”

Team Sunweb coach Marc Reef added: “Nico is a rider who can perform well on various types of terrain and he can handle hectic situations well. His second place on a tricky Giro d’Italia stage shows how versatile he is. A good addition to our classics team, Nico will also add some more depth to our sprint train. We want to continue his development as a good all-round rider who can bring strength to the team on different parcours.”