BORA – hansgrohe signs Martin Laas
The 26-year-old Estonian rider has signed a one-year contract with BORA – hansgrohe. He will play an important role in strengthening the team’s capacity in the sprints and will assume a crucial place in the squad’s sprint train.
“I’m very excited about joining BORA – hansgrohe. From the time that I spent with my teammates and the staff at the team camp, I had the impression that this team is akin to a family, which is not something that all teams can say about themselves. Having said that, the team is also exceptionally professional and is also one of the best teams that there is in professional cycling. The most important goal for me next year will be to utilise the support of the team to adapt to the WorldTour level, and grow together with my teammates and the staff. It will be a challenge, but it’s one that I think I will enjoy. I’m looking forward to supporting my teammates during the races and doing all that I can to help them achieve good results.” - Martin Laas
“Martin is a talented rider who is not afraid of challenges. He has won several times over the past few years at smaller professional races, and we feel that he is ready to take the step up to the WorldTour next year with us. We will therefore work on preparing him adequately for racing at this level, and we believe that he will be valuable in strengthening the team’s sprint train. He is very motivated to do so, and I’m looking forward to seeing the progress that we can make together.” - Ralph Denk, Team Manager