Team Sunweb strengthen climbing block with Romain Combaud

Rider Announcements

Team Sunweb are happy to announce that French climber and puncheur, Romain Combaud, joins the team in 2021 on a two-year deal.

Hailing from Saint-Doulchard in central France, Combaud has spent all of his professional career riding for teams from his home nation performing well in the French cup, where he has delivered a bundle of consistent results. His standout performance was a great second place in the 2019 GP Cycliste la Marseillaise where as part of a two-rider breakaway, he rode strongly to hold off a determined chase from the peloton. Good on the short and hilly parcours, Combaud will help bolster the team’s ever-growing WorldTour climbing armada.

On joining Team Sunweb, Combaud said: “It’s a pleasure for me to join one of the best teams in the world at Team Sunweb. I find we share similar values in our way of racing, focusing on good teamwork and fighting spirit. I felt the time was right to move and on a personal level I needed to challenge myself and discover other cultures. I’m definitely sure I will enjoy the next two years with Team Sunweb.”

Team Sunweb head of coaching Rudi Kemna added: “Romain is a good rider who has shown himself to be strong on the short climbs and hills. We think he will fit in well within our team, with both his qualities on and off the bike. His ability on the ascents helps to complete our climbing block for the tough and hilly WorldTour level races. With Romain, we feel we have found another piece in the puzzle for our next goals as a team.”