Young Austrian climber joins Bora-hansgrohe
Sep 27 2017 02:31 pm CET

Young Austrian climber joins Bora-hansgrohe
Young Austrian climber joins Bora-hansgrohe


German WorldTour formation Bora-hansgrohe has secured the services of Austrian climber Felix Großschartner for the next two years.

The 23-year-old, who finished fourth at the last two editions of the Tour of Croatia, makes the move from CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice and will help his more experienced teammates in the mountains during stage races.

"I am really proud to become part of one of the best WorldTeams," the rider said. "It will be a step-up for me I’ll have to adapt to. Also the big names in the team, like Peter Sagan, are for sure something new to me. But with Gregor, Lukas and Patrick I already rode in Austria together, they are friends and will help me to feel familiar with the team soon.

"I also want to thank my old team CCC, they gave me the opportunity to compete in big races and this was a key step for my career."

The new signing will join several compatriots at his new team, which continues to strengthen its German speaking contingent, as team manager Ralph Denk confirmed.

"We always have an eye on the German speaking countries. I am happy that we managed to sign Felix now for 2018. With the stage win of Lukas Pöstlberger in the Giro and the wins of Gregor Mühlberger at the Austrian Nationals and Rund um Köln, our Austrians took important victories for the team this season. I hope Felix can also get to that level in the next years."
Image: Bora - Hansgrohe jersey