Robert Wagner joined our team in the 2018 Winter. The 2011 German champion, an all-round domestique, arrives in Brittany with one mission: rider in support of Warren Barguil and Andre Greipel while sharing his years of experience with the young generation.
Always smiling, Robert has quickly adapted to his new team and is close to Andre Greipel.
Who got you into cycling?
My family, they’re all in the cycling business !
Your first bike?
A purple Diaman pbike !
Your best memory from 2018 ?
The birth of my son on June 3.
What has made the greatest impression on you in cycling, from any period?
The last stage of the Tour de France on the champs Elysees in Paris
What do you most like about your profession?
The bike rides with coffee break on days off.
What has cycling brought to you as a person ?
A lot. First, I can speak several languages and I hope I will improve my French.
If you weren’t a pro rider, what could you be doing ?
Your favourite race?
Your nickname in the peloton ?
Your closest friend in cycling ?
I’ve always had a good relationship with Andre (Greipel), I’m happy to be in the same team this year
Your interests outside of cycling ?
Bike riding is my job but it’s also my passion. Bike riding, and my family of course!
Favourite band or singer ?
I like the band Scooter, and many good DJs like Paul Kalkbrenner, who is from Germany
A video game, a book ?
I don’t play video games. I like to read great personalities biographies
Your favourite movie ?
Hotte im Paradies (It’s a rather confidential German film)
Most famous personality in your phone book ?
Hmmm, not the most famous but the most precious : my wife, my daughter and my parents !
Your favourite meal ?
The car of your dreams ?
The German cars : Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche…I love them all (laughter)
Your career will have been a success if…
It’s not too bad already (laughter) but if we win a Tour de France stage with Arkea-Smasic ! That would be the icing on the cake
What does Brittany mean to you ?
My team’s home, with beautiful places full of history
Your favourite sportsperson ?
The Klitschko brothers