INEOS Grenadiers sign exciting Danish talent Peter Øxenberg

  • 29 Jun 24
  • announcement

The INEOS Grenadiers are delighted to announce the signing of highly sought-after Danish talent Peter Øxenberg. The 18 year old from Nørreby, has signed a three-year contract from 1 January 2025.
Øxenberg, who currently rides for the Danish UCI Continental outfit Team ColoQuick, has scored a string of excellent results as a junior in Denmark and across Europe, including most recently in early May when he finished second at Eschborn-Frankfurt U23 along with winning a stage at the Orlen Nations Grand Prix.
Øxenberg is set to compete in the upcoming Tour de l’Avenir for the Danish national team and then complete his season with Team ColoQuick, ahead of joining the INEOS Grenadiers in 2025.
Øxenberg said: "I’m really excited to be turning professional next season with the INEOS Grenadiers. It’s going to be fun to take that step up and see how I perform.
"I came to cycling quite late but everyone knows this team and the talent it has. It’s a super professional set up and everyone has been really welcoming. I can’t wait to get started.
"It’s been great to see how the team works with young riders over the years and helps them to perform at the highest level. It gave me a lot of confidence when I came to sign with the team.
"I’m still quite young and discovering a lot about myself and how I can perform at my best. I’ve enjoyed the climbing I’ve done in races and I really love time trialling. I think that can be one of my strongest areas. I want to improve everywhere and learn as much as I can. I know I’m in the place to do that.
"Cycling is huge in Denmark. It’s super competitive and it’s hard to win any race there. The level is really high and I’m excited to become part of this big Danish group of riders in the WorldTour."
Performance Director, Scott Drawer, said: "It’s a real coup for us to secure Peter’s signing as there was significant interest in him across the peloton. We’re thrilled he’s joining our team to take his first steps as a professional bike rider.
"He’s already had some excellent results, in only a short time in the sport, and many would also have seen his effort and that of his team on Coll de Rates which was very impressive.
"Peter’s young, ambitious and hugely talented, and will fall under the guidance of our internal Ascent programme which includes the likes of Josh Tarling, Magnus Sheffield, AJ August and others.
"He will be an important part of the continued growth of our squad and its profile, as we build towards our ambition to consistently win cycling’s biggest races."