Austrian Team Volksbank has signed the German Jan Pokrandt as a stagiaire for the remainder of the season. The 25-year-old will make his team debut this coming weekend at the "Rund um Hainlaite".
Pokrandt rode for the German Continental team RSH. "He is a man with great potential, especially for the classics," said Volksbank team manager Thomas Kofler. "We noticed him as early as the Hessen Rundfahrt last year, because of his good results and his aggressive riding style. He has been recommended by many in Germany. We'll give him a try and see what happens."