BORA - hansgrohe extends with Martin Laas
The Estonian sprinter’s contract has been extended by one year, which will see him take on greater responsibility in BORA-hansgrohe’s various lead-outs in future.
"It was certainly a difficult year to make the jump up to the WorldTour. Nevertheless, Martin did a good job. After the lockdown, he rode increasingly better and was able to win two stages at the Tour of Slovakia for us. He made his Grand Tour debut at the Vuelta, where he was integrated into the sprint train for Pascal. That also worked well and I think this role could be one of his strengths in the future. Although he is a fast man, he has very good endurance values for a sprinter, which is particularly beneficial for him as a lead-out rider. Martin also has a lot of experience and can thereby also support our newcomers.” - Ralph Denk, Team Manager
"I think that I’ve done well this year. Of course, the circumstances were not ideal and my race calendar, as with the other riders this year, became quite disrupted. Nevertheless, I received my chances and was able to make good use of them at the Tour of Slovakia. I am very happy that the team continues to have faith in my abilities. There is certainly further potential in me and I’m looking forward to working on my development together with BORA - hansgrohe. Their trust in me gives me enormous motivation.” - Martin Laas