Silvio Herklotz was many years considered as the greatest GC talent in German cycling. At the age of nine, Silvio started riding; four years later, he won the international Kids-Tour. Silvio was German cyclocross champion both as a youth and a junior. He was a member of the continental Team Stölting since 2013. In the same year, he not only won the German U23 road championships, but also took home gold at hill-climb nationals.

Silvio has all the prerequisites of a GC talent: strong in the mountains and in time trials, he also has excellent high-end speed. In addition to these natural-born abilities that he has continually developed in training, his cyclocross experience has provided him with extraordinary bike-handling skills. Silvio decided to pursue a career in cycling very early, and since then, his successes have been lining up like pearls on a string. Silvio has been racing at a consistently high level for years. His ability to perform and then regenerate are a result of his unique physical characteristics: despite his 190cm, Silvio Herklotz weighs only 68 kilograms.

After two seasons on the German WorldTeam Bora-hansgrohe Silvio rides for the Spanish ProContinental Team Burgos-BH in 2018.