Team Sunweb has finalised its squad for the 2019 season. The German-registered team will race with a distinct Australian flavour in 2019, with four of its members coming from Down Under.
Tom Dumoulin retains top billing within the squad and will likely aim his season at the Grand Tours again in 2019, but there will be plenty of opportunities for Michael Matthews throughout the season.
The Australian star is expected to again target the classics with a return to targeting the green jersey at the Tour de France as yet uncertain.
The 25-rider squad is brimming with young talent, prominently featuring four Australian youngsters in either their second or third years as World Tour riders. Chris Hamilton, Michael Storer and Jai Hindley were all present at Sunweb last season, with Hindley in particular shining at the tail-end of the 2018 season.
They have been joined by Robert Power, formerly of Mitchelton-Scott, who spent his first season recovering from a rare diagnosis of Bone Marrow Oedema Syndrome to come back to the sport at the top level, winning two races in 2018.
Full 2019 squad: Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (DEN), Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN), Nikias Arndt (GER), Jan Bakelants (BEL), Cees Bol (NED), Roy Curvers (NED), Tom Dumoulin (NED), Johannes Fröhlinger (GER), Chad Haga (USA), Chris Hamilton (AUS), Jai Hindley (AUS), Marc Hirschi (SWI), Lennard Kämna (GER), Max Kanter (GER), Wilco Kelderman (NED), Michael Matthews (AUS), Joris Nieuwenhuis (NED), Sam Oomen (NED), Casper Pedersen (DEN), Robert Power (AUS), Nicolas Roche (IRE), Michael Storer (AUS), Martijn Tusveld (NED), Louis Vervaeke (BEL), Max Walscheid (GER).