Team Sunweb are delighted to announce the signing of two young talented riders, Pavel Bittner and Pepijn Reinderink, to their Development program from 2021 with both riding in the team’s colours until the end of 2022.
Pavel Bittner (CZE)
After slowly building into his first year as a junior in 2019 with solid results in his opening races, Bittner took a step forward in the month of June at the LVM Saarland Trofeo where he picked up two impressive stage wins in the last two days of racing. Carrying that momentum through to his national championships he came second in the time trial and won the road race. 2020 has seen Bittner start his season restart in great form, winning two stages and the GC by a comfortable margin at a junior race in his native Czechia, before imitating last year’s results at nationals. Showing his prowess as a strong rider with a fast finish, Bittner claimed a silver medal in the European championships road race against some of the best riders in his age category.
Pepijn Reinderink (NED)
A punchy rider who can go well on the short climbs, Reinderink had a successful first year in the junior ranks in 2019 where he claimed a stage win at the Ain Bugey Valromey Tour. Alongside that victory, he produced several impressive performances throughout the season, finishing in fifth place on GC at the famously tough Oberösterreich Juniorenrundfahrt and third at the hilly La Philippe Gilbert juniors. Reinderink started 2020 on the front foot, finishing in second place behind his teammate at Kuurne-Brussles-Kuurne, highlighting his versatility.