Freiburg, Germany
The Bull
Mountain biking, spend time with girlfriend
Favourite Food
Favourite TV show
Two and a Half Men
Favourite holiday destination
Favourite race
Ronde van Vlaanderen / Paris-Roubaix

Strong all-rounder Jasha was another new face to the team in 2020, with the German joining Team DSM after spending all of his professional career before that in Spain. Excited for a new challenge, Jasha hopes to improve in his favourite races with the team, the classics.

“I think for my mind it was time to change and get new experience with another team. I want to get better in the classics and I think this will be the best team to improve in those races. I like the classics, they are my favourite, but I also the one week races like BinckBank Tour and the Tour of Britain, where I have done well at both of them in the past.”

Hailing from a cycling family, two-wheeled sports are in Jasha’s blood with his grandfather a cyclist and his dad competing for Germany at the Mexico Olympics. However, Jasha initially wanted to play football but after some persuading from his dad, he took up cycling under the pretence that if he didn’t like it then he could try football. The rest as they say is history and he has been racing his bike ever since.

“I like the adrenaline and the speed of racing, and also the hecticness of the peloton. I like pushing your body to the limits and getting the most out of yourself.”

Confident and outgoing, Jasha is also a good team player and enjoys working together with others for one common goal, something that he thinks will fit well with the team’s ethos. Someone that doesn’t like to “stand still”, the German rider continuously seeks ways to get better.

“To be one of the best riders in the peloton is my motivation and that keeps me challenging every day to improve and be as good as I can be on the bike.”

In his downtime Jasha likes to spend time with family and friends, relax with his girlfriend or you can find him on one of his local mountain bike trails.