Bob JungelsBob Jungels

Nationality: Luxembourgish
Date of birth: September 22, 1992
Height: 189cm
Weight: 70kg
Team: Quick-Step Floors
Twitter: @BobJungels

A multitalented and strong young rider coming through the ranks, Bob Jungels, is a star in the making at Quick-Step Floors. Only 24 years old, the Luxembourgish rider was the first from his nation to wear the Giro d’Italia’s famous maglia rose since Charly Gaul in 1959. Holding it for three stages, Jungels showed his teammates and the peloton that he was a potential grand tour winner.

Jungels is also an adept time trialist taking gold at the Team Time Trial event at the UCI World Road Champs last year. This was on top of winning both the time trial national championships and road race national championships in 2016.

2017 has seen the Quick-Step Floors rider take the white jersey at Tirreno-Adriatico, symbolising the best young rider under 25 which he secured in 2016 also. The young rider targetted overall victory at the 2017 Giro d’Italia despite successfully heralding team mate, Feranando Gaviria, into the maglia rosa on stage three after some nasty crosswinds.

Jungles moved into the maglia rosa following stage four, holding on to the place until Nairo Quintana blasted away from his breakaway riders to take a solo win on stage nine. The young rider’s next taste of success at the 2017 Giro d’Italia was a stage win, on stage 15 from Valdengo to Bergamo. He finished the final stage in eighth place on general classification.

Many have heralded the Luxembourger as a future Grand Tour champ and it’s clear to see why. Having dominated the young rider classification in last year’s Giro, Jungels captured the white jersey in stage four and held it up to the very end. Finishing the race in sixth, the Luxembourg national champ will look to take his riding to the next level this summer.