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Bora-Hansgrohe complete 2020 roster with Patrick Gamper

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Bora-Hansgrohe at the 2019 Tour de France
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The Bora-Hansgrohe team have confirmed they will have a 27-rider roster for the 2020, with 22-year-old neo-pro Patrick Gamper named as the final signing for the German WorldTour team.

Peter Sagan, sprinter Pascal Ackerman, Emanuel Buchmann and Rafał Majka will again lead the team. New signings include talented German stage racer Lennard Kämna from Team Sunweb, Italian climber Matteo Fabro from Katusha-Alpecin, neo-pro Ide Schelling, Martin Laas and Gamper.

Also on the roster are Daniel Oss, veteran Marcus Burghardt, Oscar Gatto, Cesare Benedetti, Jay McCarthy, Lukas Pöstlberger, Maximilian Schachmann and Juraj Sagan.

Last week, Bora-Hansgrohe confirmed that Sam Bennett would leave the team after a drawn-out battle legal. The Irish sprinter is widely expected to join Deceuninck-QuickStep for 2020.   

Peter Sagan has already announced he will ride the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in 2020 after a spring Classics campaign. Bora-Hansgrohe will have to combine Sagan's and Ackermann's ambitions in the Tour de France sprints and Buchmann's hopes of repeating or improving on his fourth place overall last July. 

Gamper was the last rider to be confirmed on the Bora-Hansgrohe roster.

"I have to say that making the move to the WorldTour has come as a fantastic surprise for me, which is made all the more exciting by joining my dream squad, Bora-Hansgrohe. I have immense respect for the task that lies ahead," Gamper said. 

"Riding in the WorldTour is going to be a different experience, however, with one of the top teams in the peloton, the transition to this new level of racing should be a smooth one. I am really looking forward to discovering the environment surrounding the team."

Team manager Ralph Denk said: "Patrick is a young rider who possesses good qualities above all on the flatlands as a rouleur. He will be useful in strengthening our sprint train and will serve primarily as a helper within the team.

"Of course, we will also be aiming to develop him further and improve upon his strengths. We will provide him with the necessary time required to gather experience, which will be a process that will also occur during one or the other of the Belgian races. As an Austrian, he is sure to integrate into the team quite quickly, with our roster already consisting of a few of his compatriots."

2020 Bora-Hansgrohe roster: 

  • Pascal Ackermann (Ger)
  • Erik Baska (Svk)
  • Cesare Benedetti (Ita)
  • Maciej Bodnar (Pol)
  • Emanuel Buchmann (Ger)
  • Marcus Burghardt (Ger)
  • Jempy Drucker (Lux)
  • Matteo Fabro (Ita)
  • Patrick Gamper (Aut)
  • Oscar Gatto (Ita)
  • Felix Großschartner (Aut)
  • Lennard Kämna (Ger)
  • Patrick Konrad (Aut)
  • Martin Laas (Est)
  • Rafal Majka (Pol)
  • Jay McCarthy (Aus)
  • Gregor Mühlberger (Aut)
  • Daniel Oss (Ita)
  • Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut)
  • Pawel Poljanski (Pol)
  • Juraj Sagan (Svk)
  • Peter Sagan (Svk)
  • Maximilian Schachmann (Ger)
  • Ide Schelling (Ned)
  • Andreas Schillinger (Ger)
  • Michael Schwarzmann (Ger)
  • Rüdiger Selig (Ger)