I am very happy with this change. I share the team philosophy and have intensely followed the team’s development in the last year. Their professional work in all aspects convinced me. The riders perform as a unit and the whole crew works on every detail to support them as well as possible. In particular their approach to time trials appeals to me. It is well known that the team goes to a lot of effort in this area. I want to be there as the team player I have always been and support the leader. And of course I also want to be successful in time trials.
Right now I am still in China, where I have ridden the last race for my current team Katusha Alpecin, to whom I am thankful for the past years.