Belgians Edward Theuns and Louis Vervaeke to join Team Sunweb
Aug 19 2017 08:51 pm CET

Belgians Edward Theuns and Louis Vervaeke to join Team Sunweb

Team Sunweb has announced the signings of Belgian riders Edward Theuns and Louis Vervaeke. Both riders are joining the German formation for two seasons.

Theuns, 26, will make the move from Trek-Segafredo for which he has been active since last year. The rider from Ghent won a stage in the Tour of Belgium in 2016 and a stage in recent BinckBank Tour, as such getting his first WorldTour victory.

"I am very happy to join Team Sunweb," Theuns said. "I have gotten to know the team during our talks over the previous years and I feel like now is the right time to make the move across to Team Sunweb.

"The most important reason for my decision is how the team operates and how they strengthen their riders to bring them to a higher level. Together with the team I hope for many successes, with a focus on the Flemish races. On top of this, our goal is to add strength to the lead-out and develop my sprint further, which I feel like is entirely achievable with fast men around me and the knowledge within the team. I am confident I can make the next step in my career at Team Sunweb."

Theuns will be Sunweb's leader in the Flemish classics and will be added to the team's sprint train for flat races and stages.

Vervaeke will transfer from Lotto-Soudal for which he has been riding since 2014. The 23-year-old will join Sunweb to help its leaders in the mountain stages of stage races.

"I am thrilled to be joining Team Sunweb for the next two seasons," he stated. "Their success through this season has been brilliant and I'm excited to play a part of that for the coming years. In the mountains I want to be of added value and hope to learn a lot from the current GC riders in the team.

"I feel that this challenge, way of working and professional structure at Team Sunweb is precisely what I need and I am very pleased with the opportunity. My first aim will be to come back up to my previous level after a year with bad luck and then I hope to show my full potential. I am very much looking forward to pulling the jersey on at the start of 2018."
Photo of Team Sunweb © Wouter Roosenboom | Team Sunweb




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