After a stunning season where he won the under 23 Paris-Roubaix, took the overall classification in the Flèche du Sud and the Triptique des Monts et Châteaux and scooped the under 23 national time trial championship title, Bob Jungels has now secured a WorldTour contract for the next two years.
Drawn into the world of sports via tennis, Bob Jungels started cycling at a very young age. Not pressed by his parents to decide which path to choose, he practiced both sports until he was about seven. Until his first results were achieved at age 15, the young man thought of cycling as a fun way to meet with his friends and to blow off youthful energy. Having booked his first wins on the racing circuit in Luxembourg and Belgium, Jungels started dreaming of becoming a professional bike rider at age 17. The silver medal at the 2009 Juniors European Time Trial Championships proved his capacity against the clock. After winning the 2010 Juniors World Championships in that discipline, several teams solicited his services. Jungels, however, decided it was wise to finish high school first and joined LEOPARD TREK.