BORA - hansgrohe secures late transfer: Victor Koretzky completes the squad for 2023
The 28-year-old Frenchman, who has to date celebrated his greatest successes in mountain biking, will compete for BORA - hansgrohe on the road in 2023. However, Koretzky will also continue to compete in offroad events and will most likely also be seen at a few gravel races.
"I have to say that I am really happy that we were able to sign Victor. We have already presented ourselves off road in the past, but with Victor’s signing we are now taking on this theme more strategically. In our sport, it is becoming increasingly important to be present over a variety of terrains, especially with a partner like Specialized. Together we can offer Victor a perfect platform both on and off road. The plan is for him to continue racing in the MTB World Cup, but he will also do a slimmed down road race program. In terms of the type of rider he is, I can well imagine that one or two semi-classics in the spring would suit him well. How that can work in practice remains to be seen, and is also new territory for us. But it's definitely a new challenge that I'm looking forward to." - Ralph Denk, Team Manager
"I am overjoyed to be provided with this opportunity by BORA - hansgrohe. I have already gained experience on the road this year, but with a top team it's an entirely different ball game. I would definitely like to develop further on the road and become a pillar for the team there. But my big dream is the 2024 Olympic MTB race in Paris. The nice thing is that with BORA - hansgrohe and Specialized, I’ll have a perfect set-up for every terrain." - Victor Koretzky