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"Lukas brings the potential for classics, time trials and short stage races. Accordingly, he will ride a challenging and diverse race program next year."

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23.09.2015 @ 13:30 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

With Lukas Pöstlberger, BORA – ARGON 18 announces the third new signing for the coming year. The 23-year-old won the GC of the Irish An Post Ras and a stage of the Tour of Austria among other results this season.

 

Pöstlberger will start at the UCI World Championships in Richmond, in the elite time trial as well as the road race for the Austrian national team this week. Since August, he has been a stagiaire for BORA – ARGON 18 and convinced with a 10th place in the prologue of the Tour de l'Ain and several attacks in numerous races. Being a neo-professional, Pöstlberger receives a two-year contract with BORA – ARGON 18 from 2016 on.

"Lukas is a very versatile and strong rider who competes consistently at a high level. He has been very convincing in the past few weeks and he has already established himself in the team. Lukas brings the potential for classics, time trials and short stage races. Accordingly, he will ride a challenging and diverse race program next year. Those who already win elite races as a U23 rider are natural winners and that’s the mentality needed in the pro ranks", comments Ralph Denk, Team Manager of BORA – ARGON 18, the signing.

Already at the age of 20 years, Lukas Pöstlberger won the Austrian road championships in the elite category, being the youngest rider ever to win this title. Pöstlberger won a stage of the Tour de l'Avenir in the same year.

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