BORA - hansgrohe closes 2018 roster with the signing of Felix Großschartner.
The Austrian climber will be the last signing of the German WorldTeam and joins BORA – hansgrohe for two years. Therefore, the team’s 2018 roster includes 27 riders from 10 different countries.
“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.” – Ralph Denk, Team Manager
“I am really proud to become part of one of the best WorldTeams. 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.” – Felix Großschartner
“With his potential, Felix will be a strong helper in the mountains. I think with our highly professional structures, the coaches, but also with the advice from big guys like Peter Sagan or Rafal Majka, BORA – hansgrohe will enable Felix to take a next step in his development. If he can adapt to these new challenges, he will also get his chance in some of the races.” – Christian Pömer, Sports Director
BORA – hansgrohe 2018
Pascal Ackermann (Ger), Erik Baska (Svk), Cesare Benedetti (Ita), Sam Bennett (Irl), Maciej Bodnar (Pol), Emanuel Buchmann (Ger), Marcus Burghardt (Ger), Davide Formolo (Ita), Felix Großschartner (Aut), Peter Kennaugh (Gbr), Michael Kolar (Svk), Patrick Konrad (Aut), Leopold König (Cze), Rafal Majka (Pol), Jay McCarthy (Aus), Gregor Mühlberger (Aut), Daniel Oss (Ita), Matteo Pelucchi (Ita), Christoph Pfingsten (Ger), Pawel Poljanksi (Pol), Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut), Juraj Sagan (Svk), Peter Sagan (Svk), Alex Saramotins (Lat), Andreas Schillinger (Ger), Michael Schwarzmann (Ger), Rüdiger Selig (Ger).