cycling news / Leopard Pro Cycling riders to participate at European Championships
FROM THE SECOND UNTIL THE SIXTH OF AUGUST, DANISH CITY HERNIG WILL HOST THE 2017 ROAD EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS. LEOPARD PRO CYCLING PROUDLY ANNOUNCE THE PARTICIPATION OF FOUR OF IT’S RIDERS.
NEWS: Krieger, Leyder, Nõmmela & Wirtgen Denmark bound
LEOPARD QUARTET TAKES ON THE 2017 ROAD EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Last Friday, the Leopard Pro Cycling team received a confirmation of the Bund Deutscher Radfahrer (BDR) that Alexander Krieger was invited to do the road race at the European Championships. For Alexander it’s a well-deserved reward for a very solid 2017 season in which he found the perfect combination of results and consistency. Krieger will join a well-rounded German team that also features the likes of UCI World Tour riders Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe), Nico Denz (AG2R-La Mondiale) and Marco Mathis (Katusha-Alpecin).
Besides Alexander Krieger, also Pit Leyder and Tom Wirtgen will represent their country at the European Championships. Both Luxembourgers will race in the U23 ranks. Leyder only does the road race, whereas Wirtgen also will show his horsepower in the 31,5 kilometers long time trial. Also Aksel Nõmmela will take part. The 22-year-old will defend the colours of Estonia. The road race in Herning will take place on a rather flat circuit of 20,1 kilometers that needs to be covered multiple times. All three Leopard riders are more than excited to give it their all.
Alexander Krieger, GER: “I am so proud that I have been selected for the Europeans. My last race in the national jersey was back in 2013, so I am looking forward to race in the colours of my country again. I will do my best to support the team and we’ll see what happens during the race. I am looking forward to join my fellow Germans in Denmark and it’s really nice that my good results have been rewarded with this selection.”
Pit Leyder, LUX: “Already looking forward to the European Championships, I think we have a strong team at the start. We have some very good riders that are really suited for a possible final sprint. For me it’s most important to get a good result with the team. It’s possible, as we have different cards to play. Also I can have a good result too on this flat course.”