After steady progress year-on-year with their Development program, Team DSM are thrilled to announce that Leon Heinschke and Marius Mayrhofer will be promoted to the Men’s program in 2022, with both riders signing a contract that will see them ride with the team until at least the end of 2023. The German duo will mark ten riders to be have been delivered to the WorldTour through Team DSM’s Development program since its realisation in 2017.
Leon Heinschke (GER)
Now set to make his WorldTour debut in 2022, Heinschke has matured with his physical and personal capabilities in his four years with the team. A punchy rider who can ride the hills and climbs, Heinschke took a memorable win at the 2019 U23 German national championships, claiming a magnificent victory in the road race. A real team player, Heinschke is also one to give his all for the team’s goals, and has reaped the benefits of mixing with the team’s Men’s program on selected races in the last two seasons. That extra experience paid off at the Tour Alsace this year, where he took an impressive second place on the tough finish to Lac Blanc, securing third place on GC in the process.
Marius Mayrhofer (GER)
Joining Team DSM in 2019 after two successful years in the junior ranks which saw him claim silver at the World Championships alongside other numerous strong results, Mayrhofer has continued his upwards trajectory within Team DSM’s Development program. His first race with the team saw him take second place in the Istrian Spring Trophy prologue, before working hard for the team at other races; showing his strong team mentality. Adept over hilly terrain and packing a strong finish sprint, Mayrhofer took a very impressive fifth place at the elite German national championships in 2020, aged only 19. This year has seen Mayrhofer continue to build on those good performances with a podium in the opening day at Coppi e Bartali and securing ninth on GC at the tough Kreiz Breizh.