Schär to Phonak

Young Swiss rider Michael Schär, the current U23 national time trial champion, will ride for Phonak...

Young Swiss rider Michael Schär, the current U23 national time trial champion, will ride for Phonak from August 1 until the end of 2008, the team reported. "Switching to the pros and also riding for the only Swiss pro team is a dream come true for me," said the soon-to-be 20 year old.

Schär's results this year also include a fifth place at the U23 European championships, 4th at this year's U23 Paris-Roubaix and 10th at the U23 Tour of Flanders. He is considered one of the most promising young Swiss cycling talents.

Phonak's new recruit comes from a cycling family. Michael Schär is the son of former pro Roland Schär, who now manages a bike shop in Geuensee.

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