Arensman to join Team Sunweb in August of 2020
We are delighted to announce that Thymen Arensman will join WorldTour’s Team Sunweb on contract as from 01/08 in 2020. “I feel really excited and happy to join a team of the likes of Team Sunweb. Moving up to the professional ranks was an ambitious goal to have, but now I can say that I achieved it. However, the fact that I am able to remain at the Academy until the 1st of August says a lot about how SEG and Team Sunweb prioritized my development. This way I will be able to prepare myself for moving up in the best environment possible, surrounded by the best people possible, which makes this coming steps even more exciting”. 

The 19-year old Dutchman was recruited by the Academy ahead of the 2018 season straight out of the Junior ranks, where he did not only dominated the local scene but also took some big international results. In his first year in the Academy, the talented cyclist achieved some impressive results like the 3rd place in Paris Roubaix or placing second in the overall classification of his first-ever Tour de l’Avenir. “Being able to be part of the Academy was really important for my development, as I was able to discover myself. Aside from the results I had to overcome some setbacks like coming back from injuries, and with the help of everyone in the team it made me stronger and I learned a lot. I am really looking forward to keeping on growing as a bike rider in a team like Sunweb”. 

Eelco Berkhout, SEG Cycling Director and UCI Licensed Agent: 
“From the very beginning, we knew that with Thymen we were dealing with a really talented rider with a lot of potential, so our Performance Staff at the Academy traced a plan for him which allowed Thymen to combine racing, school and CX, and the results showed that we were on the right path. Team Sunweb will offer Thymen the perfect structure to keep on growing and fulfilling the expectations, but we also know that having him in the Academy for a bit longer will have a really positive impact on his development”.