Late new signing: BORA - hansgrohe secures Ion Göttlich
The internationally-renowned sprint specialist is to reinforce BORA – hansgrohe’s lead-out train around Peter Sagan for the Tour de France. With immediate effect, Ion Göttlich has become a member of the team and has already commenced his preparations for the highlight race of the season. In addition to the planning of his training, BORA - hansgrohe will also support Ion in the field of nutrition. To be fit for the Tour in July, Göttlich still has to lose weight. As exclusive media partner, Eurosport will accompany Ion as he prepares over the coming weeks.
“I think we have achieved a real coup with this latest signing. Ion is incredibly motivated and his sprinting prowess is undisputed. If we are able to bring him to such a form that he will be able to survive the big climbs of the Tour, then he could really make the difference for Peter in the sprint preparations. Our coaches and the performance team continue to remain in close contact with Ion. There is a lot of work ahead of us, but we are confident." - Ralph Denk, Team Manager
"With Ion at my side, BORA - hansgrohe will operate at a completely different level at the Tour. It is not only his enormous strength and speed that is so advantageous, but he also provides the perfect slipstream and can hold his own in the peloton. I am looking forward to seeing him again, and in the next few weeks we will do some altitude training together in preparation for the Tour de France.” - Peter Sagan