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Victories
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Race days 2022
36
KM races 2022
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Max Kanter

Seeking for maximum power

GERMAN ‘SCHOOL’. Just like his new team-mate, Juri Hollmann, German Max Kanter cut his teeth on the banking. Several times national champion in the scratch race or the team pursuit as a junior / under-23 competitor, the Cottbus-born, Dresden-based rider completed a great second junior season -half a dozen international wins; a good impression in the Richmond Worlds-, which soon caught the attention of the Giant / Sunweb organisation, which already had him aboard as a trainee in 2016, his first UCI season.

HIGHS AND LOWS. As part of the Iwan Spekenbrink-led development squad, Max would obtain two consecutive German U23 road race titles, in 2017 and 2018, which, together with a plethora of good results within the ‘espoirs’ -a stage of the 2018 Tour de l’Avenir; 7th in the 2017 Bergen Worlds-, would open him the doors of the WorldTour outfit, aged just 21. It wasn’t an easy start in the WorldTour for Kanter, though, as the 2019 was overshadowed by physical problems (he barely rode about 25 racing days) – even if, fortunately, the best was yet to come for this young sprinter.

INSPIRING MOMENTS. Following the restart of the cycling calendar from the first wave of the pandemic, Max completed a great 18 months with DSM, coming several times close to a first pro win -two 2nd places in Czech Tour (2020); 4th in the Tour of Britain (2021)- and completing two Grand Tours: the 2021 Giro d’Italia and, more importantly, the 2020 La Vuelta, finishing twice 3rd in Aguilar and Madrid, against the likes to Pascal Ackermann or Sam Bennett. “At the Movistar Team, the person comes above anything else as a sportsman, they believe in you when things had not come your way in the past, and that’s why I hold so much faith and gratitude towards this group,” he explains.

From:
Dresde
Birth:
22/10/1997
Country:
GER
Height:
176 Cm
Weight:
68 Kg
Pro debut:
2016
Career path:

2019-21: Sunweb / DSM
2017-18: Sunweb Devo
2016: LKT Team Brandenburg

Palmares
1st
4thstage
Olympia's Tour 2018
1st
Olympia's Tour 2018
1st
Tour de l'Avenir 2018
Results
3rd
2ndstage
Route d'Occitanie
3rd
4thstage
Route d'Occitanie
4th
7thstage
Tour de Pologne
4th
2ndstage
Route d'Occitanie
4th
Milano-Torino
4th
5thstage
Tour de Pologne
5th
1ststage
Route d'Occitanie
5th
2ndstage
Tour de Hongrie
5th
3rdstage
Tour de Hongrie
6th
1ststage
Tour de Hongrie
6th
1ststage
Tour de Pologne
7th
1ststage
UAE Tour
7th
4thstage
Tour de Hongrie
8th
2ndstage
Tour de Pologne
9th
5thstage
UAE Tour
10th
Clásica de Almería
11th
6thstage
UAE Tour
13th
Brugge - De Panne Classic
15th
2ndstage
UAE Tour
19th
German RR Championships
23th
4thstage
Tour de Pologne
24th
Vuelta a Murcia
29th
Tour de Hongrie
34th
5thstage
Tour de Hongrie
43th
Gent-Wevelgem
46th
Amstel Gold Race
48th
Paris-Roubaix
49th
Route d'Occitanie
50th
7thstage
UAE Tour
55th
3rdstage
UAE Tour
56th
Tour de Pologne
61th
3rdstage
Tour de Pologne
85th
UAE Tour
87th
3rdstage
Route d'Occitanie
91th
Ronde van Vlaanderen
103th
Milano-Sanremo
112th
4thstage
UAE Tour
118th
6thstage
Tour de Pologne