Bora-Hansgrohe have introduced the signing of Estonian rider Martin Laas, who joins from US-registered Continental squad Workforce Light up.

The 26-year-old spent two seasons with Workforce Light up, having begun his skilled occupation with Delko-Marseille Provence in 2016. Laas sprinted to a few level wins on the Excursion de Korea in June.

Workforce supervisor Ralph Denk mentioned that Laas would shape a part of the dash teach at Bora-Hansgrohe. The German squad claimed dash wins in all 3 Grand Excursions in 2019 via Pascal Ackermann, Peter Sagan and Sam Bennett. It is still observed if Bennett will stay with the workforce in 2020, with Deceuninck-QuickStep tracking the location will have to he turn out to be to be had.

“Martin is a skilled rider who isn’t terrified of demanding situations. He has gained a number of instances during the last few years at smaller skilled races, and we really feel that he’s able to take the step as much as the WorldTour subsequent yr with us,” Denk mentioned.

“We can subsequently paintings on making ready him adequately for racing at this stage, and we imagine that he’ll be precious in strengthening the workforce’s dash teach. He’s very motivated to take action, and I’m taking a look ahead to seeing the growth that we will be able to make in combination.”

Laas was once readily available for Bora-Hansgrohe’s camp in Austria ultimate week because the squad started to stipulate its plans for the 2020 season. All through the season, the Estonian bases himself in Girona, the place he stocks an condo along with his former schoolmate Mihkel Räim (Israel Biking Academy).

“A very powerful objective for me subsequent yr might be to utilise the give a boost to of the workforce to evolve to the WorldTour stage, and develop at the side of my teammates and the group of workers,” Laas mentioned. “It is going to be a problem, nevertheless it’s person who I believe I will be able to experience. I’m taking a look ahead to supporting my teammates all the way through the races and doing all that I will to lend a hand them reach excellent effects.”



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