BORA – hansgrohe signs Nils Politt
The 26-year-old rider from Cologne has signed a contract for the next three years and will reinforce BORA – hansgrohe’s Classics squad, as well as shine as an all-rounder.
“It’s great that this has finally worked out. 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, Emu and Max.” - Ralph Denk, Team Manager
"I'm really very happy. 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.” - Nils Politt