Talented youngster and multi-discipline German champion Marco Brenner will join Team Sunweb in 2021, signing a four year deal to the team’s Men’s program until the end of 2024.
In 2019 Brenner exploded onto the scene, both in the German domestic races and in international Nations Cup races. Ending the year with a phenomenal tally of 20 wins plus several other jersey titles, Brenner marked his name as one of the riders to watch for the future. As German time trial and road champion, Brenner is a versatile rider and he’s taken GC victories at difficult races such as Oberösterreich Juniorenrundfahrt and Tour du Pays de Vaud. Brenner is not only a capable racer on the road but he’s also current German cyclocross champion, with excellent skills and technique on the bike. Brenner is keen to continue his development and progress with the team.
“Team Sunweb has a great track record of helping young talents to progress and I like that the team will give me time to develop and that we share the same goals for the future,” said Brenner. “The main goal is to make consistent steps and continually learn from everyone around me – this is the perfect environment for me to be able to do so. The team’s approach to 100 percent top sports is something that really appeals to me and I fully want to commit to it. I look forward to working with the experts from the team to become the best bike rider I can possibly be at Team Sunweb.”
Team Sunweb head coach Rudi Kemna added:“Marco really impressed us at our Deutsche Talent-Tage, performing excellently in our tests and standing out in workshops. In 2019 he showed that he can transfer those test results into superb race results and we see him as one of the biggest young talents in the peloton. Marco’s also very ambitious and driven, which fits well with the team’s environment. With his young age in mind, we will gradually work on his development together, constantly monitoring the process with a well-balanced racing program. We are confident that with our experts and Marco’s natural talent, that this is the best environment for him to take the next step in his development.”