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Published on : 30/10/2020

SIMON GESCHKE AN EXPERIENCED RIDER TO SUPPORT GUILLAUME MARTIN

The Cofidis team is very proud to announce the arrival of Simon Geschke who has signed up a year contract with the team. The 34-year-old German rider, who has taken part in 15 big Tours and 21 classics, will have as his main mission to support Guillaume Martin and contribute to his success next season.

 

He has known this unique joy to win a stage of the Tour de France, in 2015 between Digne-les-Bains and Pra-Loup.  Simon Geschke, who had joined the breakaway at the beginning of the stage, attacked with around 40 kilometres to go before concluding his solo ride in the best possible way. At 34 years old, the German rider has a great experience of the highest level and that should defiantly benefit the whole team.
 
At the service of Guillaume Martin
 
He will put this experience at the service of Guillaume Martin next season. Lieutenant of Tom Dumoulin and Warren Barguil in previous seasons, Simon knows how to work hard for his leader and put him in the best possible position. With this significant reinforcement, the Cofidis team is enthusiastic to demonstrate its will to shine next season.

 

THEY SAID...

Simon GESCHKE: "I'm really looking forward to joining the team. It's a turning point in my career, a new chapter that I'm approaching with great enthusiasm. With Guillaume Martin, Cofidis has a very strong leader who has already proven his talent. I want to help him in the most difficult races, the ones I enjoy the most. I like to fight for a team: you don't necessarily see it on TV, but that's what I like the most. Cofidis is a historic team with a great history in cycling. Can't wait for next season!"
 
Cédric VASSEUR, general manager: "We know that to be successful on the roads of the Tour de France you need strong and experienced riders to support Guillaume Marin in the mountains.   This is exactly what Simon is going to provide. He will be the second Cofidis rider, after Elia Viviani, to have known a victory on the roads of the Tour de France. He has contributed to the successes of Tom Dumoulin and Warren Barguil in the past. Simon will try to do the same for Guillaume Martin in order to guide him towards the victory. »

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