Leon
Heinschke

Residence
Frankfurt, Germany
Age
21
Hobbies
Lots of different sports
Nickname
Heine/Heino
Favourite food
Spare ribs
Favourite TV show
Netflix
Favourite holiday destination
Spain/Anywhere it's sunny
Favourite race
Tour de France

Now entering his fourth year with the Development program, Leon wants to share his experiences with the newer members of the team, but at the same time he also wants to learn from them too.

2019 marked a great year as he continued his development and took the U23 German road race title, while 2020 saw him part of the TTT winning squad in Ronde de l’Isard and gaining experience riding alongside the Men’s program in races such as Paris-Tours and Scheldeprijs.

“We played it smart during the race and were able to come away with the win. I couldn’t believe it and I’m really proud to be able to wear the jersey during the U23 races.”

Originally a football player, Leon made the switch to cycling at the U15 level after a neighbour introduced him to the sport. He instantly fell in love with both the adrenaline of racing but also the freedom of the open road when out training.

Off the bike, Leon enjoys socialising with the rest of the guys at the Keep Challenging Center where they often go bouldering around Sittard or visiting family and friends at home.

Looking ahead, Leon wants to continue his development on and off the bike and make another step up in performance level. Whether that be achieving personal success or helping his teammates to the top step of the podium.

“If you ride 100 percent for the team, it is always a way nicer feeling at the finish, and you are always really happy for the guy that wins on the team. It feels like a real team effort.”