Hindley, Higuita and Haller signal for Bora-Hansgrohe

Hindley, Higuita and Haller signal for Bora-Hansgrohe

Jai Hindley, Sergio Higuita and Marco Haller will all experience for Bora-Hansgrohe in 2022. The German WorldTour group introduced the arrival of the three riders on Wednesday, a day after it was confirmed that Sam Bennett would return to the group subsequent season and Peter Sagan will be part of Workforce TotalEnergies. Hindley’s arrival from Workforce DSM had been closely rumoured in current months. The Australian positioned second general on the 2020 Giro d’Italia however he was pressured to desert this yr’s race as a consequence of a saddle sore.Earlier this week, DSM confirmed that Hindley’s harm would forestall him from competing on the Vuelta a España, although he’s set to line out on the Tour de Pologne and proceed his season till Il Lombardia.Hindley will rejoin his former teammate Wilco Kelderman at Bora-Hansgrohe. The pair had been co-leaders of Workforce Sunweb on the 2020 Giro and so they each had brief spells within the pink jersey within the remaining week earlier than inserting on the rostrum in Milan behind Tao Geoghegan Hart.”I’m very excited to be driving for Bora-Hansgrohe from subsequent season onwards. I’ve been watching the group for a very long time and have admired their spectacular development over the previous few years,” Hindley mentioned. “For my subsequent steps as knowledgeable, Bora-Hansgrohe is the proper group for me, I’m certain of this. My focus will probably be on stage races, on one-week races and Grand Excursions. I can nonetheless develop there and that is what I wish to work on with my new group.”Like Hindley, Higuita will bolster Bora-Hansgrohe’s stage racing prospects. The Colombian joins after three years at EF Schooling-Nippo. He gained a stage of the Vuelta a España in 2019 and claimed the Colombia Tour in early 2020 earlier than inserting third general at Paris-Good.“From my viewpoint, Bora-Hansgrohe has the whole lot that I want to completely utilise my potential within the upcoming years,” Higuita mentioned. “After all, it’ll even be a problem as the primary Colombian in a German group, however I shortly got here to the realisation that we primarily have the identical spirit. Every part could be very acquainted, and I fairly like that.”Haller joins after a two-year stint at Bahrain-Victorious. He carried out strongly within the cobbled Classics this yr and is a valued domestique. The Austrian will purpose to dovetail with Nils Politt on the cobbles subsequent yr and he may additionally slot in to Sam Bennett’s lead-out prepare.“Personally, I plan to play a task notably within the Classics. This yr, that has already labored out effectively and I’m aiming to construct upon that. However that will not be my solely position,” Haller mentioned. “I’m fairly versatile, additionally within the lead-out and as a helper in Grand Excursions, and I’d like to make use of my expertise to assist the group on all terrains.”Bora-Hansgrohe’s roster is present process a major overhaul forward of the 2022 season following the departure of Peter Sagan, Daniel Oss and Maciej Bodnar to Workforce TotalEnergies, whereas Pascal Ackermann can be set to go away the group.Ralph Denk’s squad have confirmed the return of Sam Bennett, whereas Emanuel Buchmann and Max Schachmann are set to stay with the squad.“The signing of Jai, Sergio and Marco is a crucial step in the direction of including additional depth to our squad. We realise that it’s essential to constantly broaden ourselves as a group, with races being fairly totally different than they was once,” mentioned Denk. “One has to have the ability to react flexibly in races. Flexibility is essential if one needs to race offensively, and that is what we wish to do.“Jai will clearly be orienting himself in the direction of the GC with us. He has positively had a tough season up to now, but his potential is undisputed. We predict that second place within the 2020 Giro isn’t the top of the journey and we are going to proceed to work collectively to deliver extra consistency to his performances.”Experience like Bora-Hansgrohe with

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