Three new riders! With Daniel Heidegger and Kilian Feurstein, two local youngsters make their professional debut – Japanes

Three new riders! With Daniel Heidegger and Kilian Feurstein, two local youngsters make their professional debut – Japanese Tomoya Koyama new on board


Two young riders from Vorarlberg will make their professional debut in 2024. Daniel Heidegger (22) and MTB national team rider Kilian Feurstein (20) will don the Team Vorarlberg jersey for the first time. Also new to the team is Japanese rider Tomoya Koyama (25).


Two Vorarlberg neo-pros with Daniel Heidegger and Kilian Feurstein

Youth in front of the curtain, as they often say. This credo will be upheld in the coming year with the commitment of the two up-and-coming talents from our own state.

The 20-year-old Kilian Feurstein, is no stranger to this. Feurstein is one of the best mountain bikers in Austria (2-time Austrian champion Juniors, U23) and has the necessary racing skills. He will be competing on both the MTB and road bike in 2024.


“I am very happy and grateful for the opportunity to ride for Team Vorarlberg. As a mountain biker, I now want to take off on the road, develop further, gain experience and support the team in the best possible way. I’m already looking forward to the coming year together with Team Vorarlberg and hope for a successful season!” says Kilian Feurstein

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Daniel Heidegger is a classic career changer. The all-round sportsman (motocross and skiing) has been passionate about racing bikes for several years and has already gained experience in a number of cycling marathons. His main focus is on the national cycling league, as well as races in Germany and Switzerland.


“For me personally, riding for Team Vorarlberg is an incredible opportunity to see how far I can go in this sport. Pushing the emerging boundaries further and further is one of my big goals for next year. I also want to fit into the team in the best possible way, learn as much as I can and support my teammates in the best possible way. The first year will certainly be a tough and instructive one, so I’m looking forward to this challenge all the more.” Daniel Heidegger on joining the team


“Konnichiwa” Tomoya Koyama

The friendly 25-year-old Japanese rider, who comes from Team Global 6 Cycling, has a special story to tell. A few years ago, Tomoya Koyama was still a sumo wrestler, reduced his static weight and has been competing in various teams on the Continental UCI Circuit since 2019. Koyama’s strengths are the fast races and when it comes to sprinting.


“I am very happy that I can join a strong and historic team and will give my best for the team. Thanks to Team Vorarlberg and all the people who have supported me. I would especially like to thank former Vorarlberg pro Victor De La Parte (note: he won the Tour of Austria for Team Vorarlberg in 2015). His family has always helped me and connected me with the team,” says Tomoya Koyama