Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team welcomes Jens Zemke as Sports Director for 2024 

Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team is delighted to announce the appointment of Jens Zemke as Sports Director for the upcoming 2024 season. With over 22 years of experience in the role of DS, Jens Zemke brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will undoubtedly contribute to the team’s success in the coming years.

30 August 2023

56-year-old Zemke has an illustrious career in cycling that spans over two decades. Having previously served as the German National Team Coach and spent several successful years as a Sports Director with MTN Qhubeka and Team Dimension Data, Zemke is no stranger to the intricacies of guiding teams to victory. Notably, he guided Gerald Ciolek to a monumental victory a Milano-Sanremo in 2013 and Steve Cummings to his Tour de France stage win in 2015 on Mandela Day as a DS for MTN-Qhubeka.Subsequently, his seven year tenure with BORA-hansgrohe further solidified his reputation as a key Sports Director in the world of professional cycling.

With his sights set on the future, Zemke is excited to re-join General Manager Doug Ryder and the new project at Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team. Ryder and Zemke share a history from their time together at MTN-Qhubeka and Team Dimension Data, which further underscores the alignment of their goals and visions for the team. Zemke expressed his enthusiasm for the new chapter, stating, “Now it’s time to open a new chapter, and I am excited to join Douglas Ryder’s project. This team has a bright future, and my goal will be to create a good spirit, help riders perform better, and help them on their professional journeys and upwards trajectories.”

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“It’s an exciting time for our team as we progress into the future”

Zemke’s ability to lead his teams to impressive achievements is undeniable, making his addition to Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team a highly anticipated development.

“We are delighted to welcome Jens to the Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team. Jens has a remarkable track record as a sports director, achieving great results in all races particularly Grand Tours. Using his innate abilities, meticulous planning and experience to help riders realise their full potential. It’s an exciting time for our team as we progress into the future, “ said Doug Ryder, Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team General Manager.

Reflecting on his time with BORA-hansgrohe, Jens Zemke expressed his gratitude, saying, “I am super thankful for the time with BORA-hansgrohe, and I will never forget the seven successful years. Especially in the Giro d’Italia, a race I did every year, where we won 13 stages and the unforgettable GC victory with Jai Hindley,” concluded Zemke.

Jens Zemke’s arrival marks an important moment for Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team as we continue to strive for excellence in the world of professional cycling. His experience, dedication, and passion for the sport are set to play a significant role in shaping our Swiss-registered team’s journey to success.