Just after Aaron Großer, Justin Wolf is the next signing up to reinforce BIKE AID for the upcoming season. The 26-year-old Wolf joins the team from RSV Unna, where Wolf was also successful in the elite area until recently.
Especially on the track and in the time trial, Wolf has been able to set accents again and again. So he reached the 3rd place in the German Championships in the 4000m individual pursuit in 2017 and he took an excellent 6th place in the national championships in the individual time trial, with only 43 seconds down on the podium rankings on the road this year.
That he can also be very successful in road races, Wolf showed recently with his third place in the last race of the German Radbundesliga. In addition, he was able to secure the title of "German Champion of the students" in the same race in beating Christopher Hatz (Radteam Herrmann) and John Mandrysch (Team Dauner - Akkon).
"With Justin we get a very fast-paced rider who can go very fast over certain distances. This will be another building block that will decisively strengthen our Sprint train for 2019. We are glad that Justin has found his way back into cycling over the last few years and also his way back to BIKE AID", said Timo Schäfer (one of the two team coordinators) about the new signing.
Wolf, who already rode for BIKE AID in the 2012 season (at that time still as elite racing team) and 2014 (first year as UCI Continental Team) is not unknown to the team from the Saarland: "We have held contact over the years,and we also had good rides together at various, common training sessions in Mallorca during the past years. So from both sides the step was a logical consequence ", Schäfer continues.
Meanwhile, Justin Wolf is confident that he will be able to continue his progress and also make his contribution to the success of the team: "Over the past years, I have been able to improve my training by making some significant changes and have found my way, just like cycling works out for me. So I decided to focus on cycling again. With BIKE AID I have a great atmosphere in the team as well as a great racing program, which will suit me well. It will also be exciting to see how we will harmonize with each other in the races, especially in the sprint, next year ".