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Red Bull Junior Brothers returns for 2024

Global road talent scouting program launched by Red Bull and BORA - hansgrohe sets the stage for future cycling stars

(Raubling, March 1st 2024) - Red Bull Junior Brothers, the global road talent scouting program launched by Red Bull and BORA - hansgrohe, announces its highly anticipated return for the 2024 season. Following the success of its inaugural year, the program continues in its search for the future stars of professional road cycling, with applications opening on March 1st until April 30th.

Initiated in 2023, Red Bull Junior Brothers offers a pathway for young, unsigned talent to take their next step in their cycling career. In collaboration with BORA - hansgrohe's U19 team, GRENKE - Auto Eder, the program provides opportunities for promising cyclists to realise their dreams. The 2023 season concluded with the selection of two talents, Patrick Casey from Ireland and Anatol Friedl from Austria, who have since secured contracts with BORA - hansgrohe’s U19 team, GRENKE - Auto Eder, along with Red Bull athlete partnership deals.

Both Patrick and Anatol have started their journey with Team GRENKE - Auto Eder and attended their first training camp with their teammates at Lake Garda in February.

Reflecting on his selection, Patrick Casey said, “It’s hard to believe how much has changed since last year when I first heard about the Red Bull Junior Brothers scheme. A goal of mine has always been to turn pro, but I never quite knew how to get there. Joining GRENKE - Auto Eder and embarking on this journey feels surreal but it’s the culmination of years of hard work. I can’t wait to see what this season has in store for me”.

Anatol Friedl echoed similar sentiments, remarking, “I've dreamed of this moment since I first hopped on a bike as a kid. I'm beyond excited to learn from the best, push my limits, and chase my dreams on the biggest stages of cycling. Winning Red Bull Junior Brother is just the beginning, and I can't wait to see where this path takes me”.

Ralph Denk, founder and team manager of BORA - hansgrohe, comments: “Developing cycling talents has always been of great importance to us at BORA - hansgrohe. Last year, we embarked on a very innovative path with the Red Bull Junior Brothers Program to find the best cycling talents worldwide. By casting a wide net, we ensure that every aspiring junior cyclist, regardless of location, can showcase their abilities. Thus, after the program's successful launch in 2023, relaunching it this year was a logical step. I am looking forward to the outcome.”

As the search for the next generation of cycling stars continues, Red Bull Junior Brothers invites aspiring young cyclists to participate in the 2024 edition of the program. Open to individuals born between 2007 and 2008, the program encourages participants to compete for a coveted spot on GRENKE - Auto Eder by signing up at and riding on the program’s dedicated Zwift work out.

To participate, visit and begin logging rides between March 1st to April 30th, 2024. Top performers will then be invited to the performance camp, where selected riders will undergo intensive testing in June. Ultimately, two successful applicants will be chosen to join Team GRENKE - Auto Eder and receive exclusive Red Bull athlete contracts.

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