Luxembourger Wenzel joins Leopard Pro Cycling

Leopard Pro Cycling has added yet another promising Luxembourgish rider to its team roster, as 18-year-old Mats Wenzel will make his debut in the U23 ranks.

Mats Wenzel is a young Luxembourger who turned 18 last week. The youngster is a good climber and time-trialist who has two solid junior seasons behind him. In 2019, a sixteen-year-old Wenzel showed already promising signs, for example by riding a strong Oberösterreich Juniorenrundfahrt and Grand Prix Rüebliland. In the same year, he was selected for the World Championships in Yorkshire, where Wenzel crossed the line in 42nd.

This season, Wenzel was able to confirm the potential by having many good results in races where he could show his climbing and time-trialing skills. His tenth position in the general classification of the GP Rüebliland is a great example of this, next to his three national junior titles in the time trial, cyclocross and cross-country.

Leopard Pro Cycling 2021
3. HALLER Patrick (GER)
6. KLUCKERS Arthur (LUX)
7. MAAS Jan (NED)
9. PRIES Cedric (LUX)
10. WENZEL Mats (LUX)
11. To be announced
12. To be announced

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Mats Wenzel

"I am happy to be part of Leopard Pro Cycling in 2021. I see it as a very big chance for me to follow my dreams and become a professional cyclist. By riding for Leopard, I am sure that I will have every possibility to develop myself. For me 2021 will be a season where I hope to gain a lot of experiences. The U23 category is new for me, therefore I did not set myself any goals yet. Most important is to learn and to be ale to help the team as much as possible."


Markus Zingen, Team Manager

"We already followed Mats for a while now, as he always showed great potential. In the short season he had this year, he showed a good improvement and therefore we wanted to add him to our 2021 team. As always, we offer Mats all the time to gain experience in different race scenarios. He is of course still very young, even for our team, so we don't want to rush his development. Nevertheless, we are eager to see what Mats will be capable of in the new season."

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