Crew Sunweb have held their 2020 crew presentation in Amsterdam, appearing off the overall rosters in their males’s and girls’s WorldTour groups and their building crew as they are trying to transport on from the lack of Tom Dumoulin as crew chief and Grand Excursion contender.
Crew Sunweb showed they’ll have the similar crimson and black colors for the brand new season, with what they describe because the ‘Stay Difficult’ stripes. BinckBank has been added at the shorts as a minor sponsor, with Sunweb Vacations splashed down the aspect of the jersey in order that we all know what the identify sponsors does.
The race clothes is made via Craft, and the crew will once more journey Cervelo motorcycles in 2020.
The presentation used to be held within the ‘Area of Mobility’ revel in centre created via Cervelo’s mum or dad corporate Pons, to sing their own praises all types of delivery.
The lads’s Crew Sunweb squad gained simply 9 races in 2019, with Michael Matthews saving face via taking a 2d consecutive win on the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and Nikias Arndt taking a degree win on the Vuelta a España. Dumoulin raced simply 27 days, together with his crash throughout the primary week of the Giro d’Italia and next knee damage wrecking his season and finishing his dating with the crew.
The lack of Tom Dumoulin leaves Crew Sunweb with no confirmed Grand Excursion contender, with Wilco Kelderman and Sam Oomen anticipated to step up in 2020.
Kelderman showed he’s going to goal the Giro d’Italia in 2020, whilst Oomen is taking a look to make a complete restoration after present process iliac artery surgical treatment in the summertime.
Matthews stands proud as crew chief after the Dumoulin used to be allowed to damage his contract and transfer to Jumbo-Visma. The Australian will once more goal the Classics and dash levels, at the side of new signing Tiesj Benoot, who joins from Lotto Soudal.
Crew Sunweb is registered as a German crew, with Nico Denz and Jasha Sütterlin becoming a member of from AG2R Los angeles Mondiale and Movistar, respectively.
The likes of Søren Kragh Andersen, who has been passed a brand new three-year deal, may be a part of reinforced Classics unit, whilst Eu under-23 champion Alberto Dainese of Italy leads any other inflow of younger skill at the side of Britain’s Mark Donovan, Martin Salmon of Germany. A number of key contributors of workforce have additionally moved on, sparking the arriving of Britain’s Steve Benton, Dajo Sanders and Camiel Dénis.
The United States’s Coryn Rivera once more leads the ladies’s crew with Canada’s Alison Jackson becoming a member of from Crew Tibco. Lucinda Logo has already finished her transfer to Trek-Segafredo.
Crew Sunweb gave the impression to recognize they face an uphill combat in 2020, posting a motivational video and tweeting throughout the crew presentation: “All of us face difficulties and demanding situations in our on a regular basis lives. It’s how we are facing and conquer the ones demanding situations that make us.”
“The 2019 season didn’t prove as we anticipated however with the ladies’s crew changed into the second one highest crew on the earth,” crew supervisor Iwan Spekenbrink mentioned throughout the presentation, highlighting the crew’s strengths whilst downgrading hopes for Grand Excursion good fortune in 2020.
“We nonetheless have ambition in Grand Excursions however it is not lifelike to be expecting that we will win within the coming 12 months. We need to display ourselves within the Classics and we need to achieve success within the sprints and we need to have the most productive dash teach.
“With out in need of to sound smug: our building crew is most likely probably the most a hit coaching crew on the earth. Seven of our riders are going up into the WorldTour and we even had the sector champion a few of the guarantees a minimum of for a second,” Spekenbrink added, relating to Nils Eekhoff, who used to be disqualified after successful the under-23 Global Championships in Yorkshire for drafting at the back of his crew automobile.
All of us face difficulties and demanding situations in our on a regular basis lives. It’s how we are facing and conquer the ones demanding situations that make us who we’re. 💪🏻At all times #KeepChallenging. percent.twitter.com/z4iBMZSaPSDecember 10, 2019
We are proud to provide our 2020 roster onto the degree of their new @CraftSportswear equipment. 👏🏻One crew, one purpose.#KeepChallenging percent.twitter.com/ApVvTzP18mDecember 10, 2019