Bora-hansgrohe signs Nils Politt for three seasons
Aug 03 2020 06:18 pm CET

Bora-hansgrohe signs Nils Politt for three seasons
Bora-hansgrohe signs Nils Politt for three seasons
Bora-hansgrohe

Bora-hansgrohe has announced the signing of German rider Nils Politt for three years.

The rider stepped up to the WorldTour with Katusha in 2016 and since then he has developed into a good classics rider and an all-rounder. Although his best result is a second place in the 2019 Paris-Roubaix, he also finished in the seventh place the year before and has taken a top-ten positions in the E3 BinckBank Classic and the Sparkassen Münsterland Giro, as well as in the overall classifications of races like the Deutschland Tour and the Tour of Britain.

"I'm really very happy," said Politt. "In a way, it's like being reunited with my friends from the early days, and that made the decision quite easy for me. I've known several of the riders in the team for a number of years and I'm looking forward to racing with them. For the Classics, we'll have an enormously strong team next year, and that's also a new situation for me.

"Over the past few years, I have been more of a lone warrior, so to speak, in those races. Tactically, this will definitely provide us with a vast array of opportunities. What Ralph Denk has achieved over the past few years is incredibly impressive. Bora-hansgrohe is one of the very top squads and I hope that I can develop further as a rider within the team."

The German will reinforce the Classics squad and try to shine as an all-rounder. "It's great that this has finally worked out," said Team General, Ralph Denk. "We have been interested in Nils previously, that's certainly no secret. I think that the consistent path that Bora-hansgrohe has been following was ultimately part of what convinced him. As a German top team, we'd of course like to have all the top German riders under contract, but we are still looking for international talent.

"Our goal is not to become a German national team, but rather to win the WorldTour. Nils will of course be vital in strengthening our Classics squad, but we still also see a lot of potential in him generally as a rider. We want to fully develop this potential over the coming years, as we have already done with riders such as Pascal (Ackermann), Emu (Emanuel Buchman) and Max (Schachmann)."
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