Target GC! BORA signs three more riders .
News of transfers from the BORA-hansgrohe team kept coming. Just one day after the team announced that Sam Bennett would return to the team, the German team confirmed the signing of Jai Hindley, Sergio Higuita and Marco Haller for a three-year contract.
Hindley is from the DSN team. At the beginning of the 2018 season, he was on the stage of the Grand Tour. The 25-year-old Australian became a promising climber in the Sunweb team at the time, and won the stage champion and second overall result in the 2020 Giro d'Italia.
Higuita was transferred from the EF Education team. He joined the American team in 2019. In the team's first season, he won a stage in the Tour of California and finished second in overall results (after Pogacar of the UAE team), and won a stage in the Tour of West Central. In 2020, he won the Tour of Colombia and finished third in the Paris-Nice Championship.
Haller has been working for the Bahrain Victorious team for the past two years. Prior to this, he has played for the Katusha team for eight years and has accumulated a lot of sprint and classic experience during his career.
"The signing of Jai, Sergio and Marco is an important step in the further development of our team. We realize that as a team, it is important to continuously broaden our horizons, because the current race is very different from the past," the team manager Ralph Denk said in a press release. "We have to be able to react flexibly in the race. If a driver wants to compare to an offensive race, flexibility is the key, and this is what we want to do."
"Jai obviously has the same goal as the team, positioning himself in the GC. So far, he has experienced a difficult season, but his potential is undisputed. We believe that the second place in Giro in 2020 is not At the end of the journey, we will strengthen cooperation to make his performance more stable."
"Sergio is a very comprehensive driver. First of all, he will strengthen the team's competitiveness in difficult single-day races, such as the Ardennes Classic. He is a very good climber and has a good sprint performance. With these skills , He has the ability to win the stage championship."
"On the other hand, Marco’s age brings a lot of experience. He has served in many different roles, including sprinter, as a deputy team leader in the Vlaams Classic, and as a captain to lead the team. Our goal is to Take advantage of this versatility. He will play a central role, especially in the spring, and through his experience, help lead young drivers to participate in the race and increase their experience."
With the departure of the Sagan team, the focus of the BORA team has also shifted from the single race championship to the overall result. Three drivers with comprehensive strength and experience have been signed, looking forward to their performance in the BORA team.