Aleksandr Vlasov to strengthen BORA – hansgrohe’s roster
Vlasov will ride in the BORA - hansgrohe colours until at least the end of 2024. The Russian is an excellent rider, who is not only strong in the mountains, but has also been able to prove himself this year with excellent performances in the time trial discipline.
"Alexandr is certainly one of the biggest talents with respect to stage racing and we’re very pleased that he has decided to join us. As you know, there was interest from other teams. We will definitely set our sights on the Grand Tours with him. In the medium term, the goal is the Tour de France, yet he still has to learn and develop further, which might be easier at the Giro or Vuelta. Overall, we are now very broadly positioned in terms of GC riders, but that was also our goal. Each rider will receive his chances. I'm confident that we'll form a great team that will open up tactical possibilities and put us in a position to be right up there." - Ralph Denk, Team Manager
"I'm really looking forward to my upcoming years at BORA - hansgrohe, but I also want to say thanks for my time at Astana. They have been quite successful seasons and my first steps in professional cycling. However, now it's time for something new. My focus is definitely on the Grand Tours. It will be about continuing to work hard with BORA - hansgrohe to develop myself, because one day I hope to win one of the big three Grand Tours. But I also think that I’ll have some chances in tough one-day races. I was already third at Il Lombardia and a victory in a Monument would of course be very nice. That may also be possible. The team and I have the same goals in mind and we’re also envisaging the path to arrive there. Now we just have to set upon this path together." - Aleksandr Vlasov