Anton Palzer remains loyal to the bike and BORA - hansgrohe
At the beginning, it was an experiment with a certain element of risk, but since then, Anton Palzer's move from ski mountaineering to professional cycling at BORA - hansgrohe can be considered a success. For Toni himself, it has been a lifelong dream that will now continue.
"For almost two years now, I have been allowed to live my dream as a professional cyclist with Team BORA - hansgrohe and I am enjoying it immensely. It was important for all of us to see how I would develop during this time and it is amazing where I am now compared to last year. That's why, of course, I'm overjoyed that our journey together will continue. I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to the whole team for their amazing support, especially to Ralph Denk for the trust that he placed in me. I appreciate that immensely and am definitely very motivated to learn more, give my best and continue with “Goschnpoliern” - Anton Palzer
"Transferring from an individual sport with loads of perhaps two hours in duration, to a team sport where one mustperform for four to six hours over several days is huge. Toni has become an important part of BORA - hansgrohe over thelast two years and his learning curve, also in terms of his role and tasks, is simply remarkable. However, he is also a good guy who enriches the team with his positive nature and attitude. You can tell that he is living his dream. Progress in results may not yet be visible, but when one sees him racing, it's obvious what he has already learned and internalised. I think Toni is now at the point where he can be seen, treated and evaluated as a fully-fledged professional cyclist. I mean that in the most positive sense, he has truly arrived in the world of cycling, so to speak. We still have a lot of things planned together and that is why we have extended his contract. I am very excited to see how his development will continue and where our journey together will take us." - Ralph Denk