We are delighted to announce that German sprinter Max Walscheid will join our team in 2020 as we transition into Team NTT.

Walscheid, 26, brings a wealth of experience to our set-up and will be looking at taking the next step in his career as a member of Team NTT.

Walscheid first turned professional in 2012, racing with Team Lotto Kern-Haus after which he stepped up to the WorldTour with Giant-Alpecin in 2015. At Team Sunweb, he held a leadership role in the on the flat stages, while playing an important support role when required too.

The German had 22 top-10 finishes in 2019 including, team time trials, with his second place at Schelderprijs a standout performance. He is currently competing in his second Grand Tour, the Vuelta a Espana.

Max Walscheid

I’m extremely thrilled about the opportunity to join team NTT. The team offers me exactly the opportunity I was looking for at this point my career. We share the same goals, our interests were a perfect match and I’m looking forward to working in a new environment which is not only a world class cycling team, but so much more.

I had a great time with Sunweb, and during the past four years I grew a lot in the team. It’s not easy to say goodbye but new challenges are ahead and I can’t wait to start racing for Team NTT.

Team Principal, Douglas Ryder

Max is a very exciting addition to our team for the future. He is a big, powerful sprinter who is going to add depth to our roster, and brings with him a history of challenging for the top step of the podium.

We look forward to him now having that opportunity with us to compete for the top step while also being able to play a supporting role for other riders too. We wish him all the best for the rest of the current season before welcoming him in what’s going to be a very exciting 2020.