MEDIA RELEASE: SIMON GESCHKE EXTENDS CONTRACT FOR TWO MORE YEARS

Team Giant-Alpecin is pleased to announce that Simon Geschke (GER) has renewed his contract with the team. The agreement extends his commitment for another two years, until the end of 2018.

The German is currently in his eighth season with Team Giant-Alpecin, and he will continue to go for results in the hilly classics as well as stages in the Grand Tours and to play an influential role as an experienced teammate who can provide guidance to the younger, developing riders in the lineup. Geschke’s top results include three pro wins to date, with the highlight being his victory in stage 17 at the Tour de France last year.

On signing the contract extension, Geschke said: “I am very pleased to be able to renew my contract because I feel good in this team. They have a lot of confidence in me and they know my strengths. We’ve made progress in my development over the last few years, and I look forward to improving further.”

“We are delighted to continue working with Simon for the next two years,” said coach Rudi Kemna (NED). “Team Giant-Alpecin recently expanded its focus from being a pure sprinters’ team to being competitive in the classics and even the Grand Tours. While we won’t forget our roots and will continue to target sprints, we will also increasingly give importance to hilly races that are suited for puncheurs. Simon is one of the riders who is good on that type of terrain as he can play a key role in helping the team to achieve its goals in those hilly races. The team also aims to strengthen itself in this area.

“Simon is part of the core of the team, and his experience is crucial to a lot of our younger riders. He has a very positive attitude and tries to seize the opportunities he gets to have an impact in races. He’s loyal to the team and we are happy that we can continue to move forward with him.”

 

Press Office Team Giant-Alpecin