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Max Walscheid

Max Walscheid
Walscheid at the 2016 Rund um Köln.
Personal information
Full nameMaximilian Richard Walscheid
Born (1993-06-13) 13 June 1993 (age 30)
Neuwied, Germany
Height1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight92 kg (203 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Jayco–AlUla
Rider type
  • Sprinter
  • Time trialist
Amateur teams
2009VC Neuwied '81
2010–2011Das Rad Koblenz
2011Carboo4U Radsport Team Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland
Professional teams
2012–2014Team Raiko–Stölting
2015Team Kuota–Lotto
2015Team Giant–Alpecin (stagiaire)
2016–2019Team Giant–Alpecin[1]
2020–2021NTT Pro Cycling[2][3]
2024–Team Jayco–AlUla
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
GP de Denain (2022)
Münsterland Giro (2018)
Medal record
Men's road bicycle racing
Representing  Germany
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2021 Flanders Mixed team relay
Bronze medal – third place 2023 Glasgow Mixed team relay
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 2021 Trentino Mixed team relay
Bronze medal – third place 2023 Drenthe Mixed team relay

Maximilian Richard "Max" Walscheid (born 13 June 1993) is a German cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Cofidis.[5]


Walscheid was born in Neuwied. On 23 January 2016, he was one of the six members of Team Giant–Alpecin who were hit by a motorist who drove into on-coming traffic while they were training in Spain. All riders were in stable condition.[6]

In August 2018, he was named in the startlist for the Vuelta a España.[7] In August 2020, he was named in the startlist for the 2020 Tour de France.[8]

During the 2021 Tour de France he won a Wheelie contest which the YouTube channel Tour de Tietema hosted.[9] The wheelie contest was repeated in the 2022 Tour de France during the first rest day and he won thanks to a wheelie of 1420 meters.[10]

Major results

1st Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
9th Overall Tour de Berlin
1st Stages 4 & 5
1st Kernen Omloop Echt-Susteren
2nd Overall Tour de Berlin
1st Stage 4
5th Zuid Oost Drenthe Classic
8th Omloop van het Houtland
10th Velothon Berlin
Tour of Hainan
1st Points classification
1st Stages 3, 4, 5, 7 & 9
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
1st Stage 5 Danmark Rundt
5th Omloop van het Houtland
1st Münsterland Giro
1st Stage 3 Tour de Yorkshire
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
6th Scheldeprijs
1st Omloop van het Houtland
2nd Scheldeprijs
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
5th Münsterland Giro
Tour de Langkawi
1st Points classification
1st Stages 3 & 8
1st Team relay, UCI Road World Championships
UEC European Road Championships
2nd Team relay
5th Time trial
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
7th Nokere Koerse
7th Bredene Koksijde Classic
1st Grand Prix de Denain
2nd Nokere Koerse
3rd Münsterland Giro
4th Classic Brugge–De Panne
7th Grand Prix d'Isbergues
10th Trofeo Playa de Palma
3rd Team relay, UCI Road World Championships
3rd Team relay, UEC European Road Championships
6th Overall Tour Poitou-Charentes en Nouvelle-Aquitaine
6th Clásica de Almería
6th Elfstedenronde
8th Paris–Roubaix
8th Scheldeprijs

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 124
A yellow jersey Tour de France 134 121 DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España 156 137
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Team Sunweb confirm 2019 men's and women's rosters". Immediate Media Company. 23 November 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ "NTT Pro Cycling Team". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 3 January 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Team Qhubeka Assos". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Cofidis sign Walscheid and Villella". Future plc. 4 November 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Team Jayco–AlUla". UCI. Retrieved 5 January 2024.
  6. ^ "John Degenkolb and Warren Barguil among six Giant-Alpecin cyclists hospitalised after being hit by a car". Irish Independent. 23 January 2016.
  7. ^ "2018: 73rd Vuelta a España: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  8. ^ "107th Tour de France: Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  9. ^ "HELE PELOTON DOET WHEELIES 😂 [BIZAR RECORD!] | TOUR DE FRANCE 2021 #14". YouTube. Tour de Tietema. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  10. ^ PELOTON DOET WHEELIES 😂 [BIZAR RECORD] | TOUR DE FRANCE 2022 #9, retrieved 14 July 2022
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