Augsburg, Germany
Favourite food
Hiking in the mountains
Favourite TV show
Prison Break
Favourite holiday destination
South of Italy
Favourite race
Giro, Flèche Wallonne, Liège-Bastogne-Liège

After exploding onto the scene in 2019 as a first-year junior, where he claimed a spectacular 20 wins, Marco announced himself as a rider to watch for the future. Like most in the younger categories, his 2020 season was hampered by COVID-19 but the German youngster is excited for his professional career with the team.

“I was at the Talent Days (Deutsche Talent Tage) in my first year as a junior and I was really impressed with the set up and convinced by the people there to join the team. I like the attitude of the team; they want to create history together and hopefully I can play my own part in that.”

Inspired to take up the sport as a youngster by his dad who was a recreational cyclist, Marco went to a local club team and soon fell in love with racing. After some initial success in local races, the confident youngster became aware of his talents and continued to train even more, dedicating himself to the sport. Alongside the competitive aspect, Marco also enjoys cycling so that he can be outdoors.

“I like to train outside either on my own or with my brother. I like to just focus. I normally don’t listen to any music or anything so that I can just enjoy the nature and everything around me.”

Taking stock of his current position as a neo-pro within the team, the ambitious yet level-headed Marco doesn’t expect to hit the ground running but understands it will take time.

“I really want to just focus on my development and keep improving throughout the year. If I’m able to win a race that would be amazing. After that, I just want to be the best cyclist I can be.”

When he’s not racing or training, you can find Marco spending a lot of time socialising with his family and friends, or out on walks with his two dogs.