Davide Formolo joins BORA - hansgrohe.
The Italian climber signed a two-year agreement with the German WorldTeam and joins a squad of young talents. Formolo (24) is considered as potential Grand-Tour contender. BORA – hansgrohe also extends the contracts with S. Bennett, C. Pfingsten, M. Schwarzmann and R. Selig.
“We are proud to welcome Davide in our BORA – hansgrohe team. He is a talented rider, in Italy people talk of him being the next Ivan Basso. For us he will be an important rider for the Grand-Tours, but we also think he can play a big role in the Ardennes-Classics. Already when he was very young he did some impressive results, now it’s our turn to help him to take the next step in his career. It was also very important to me to extend our relationship with Sam Bennett. With his win in Paris-Nice he proved again to be one of the fastest riders in the peloton, and we think there is still room for improvements. With Rudi Selig we have an important helper in the lead-outs.” – Ralph Denk, Team Manager
“It wasn’t an easy decision to leave my old team, I had a great time there and we achieved a lot together. But it is impressive how fast BORA – hansgrohe develops as a WorldTeam and that appealed to me. Now I am delighted to take on a new challenge with them.” – Davide Formolo