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Joho to lead Swiss U23 team

Former professional rider Stephan Joho is the new Swiss national U23 trainer, Swiss Cycling, the national federation, has announced.

Joho, 45, started his international career at the 1984 summer Olympics in Los Angeles, where he rode two track events. He turned pro in 1986 with Team Kas, rode for Ariostea from 1988 to 1990 and joined Weinmann-Eddy Merckx in 1991 before returning to Ariostea for his final year in 1992.

In his career, Joho had three Giro d'Italia stage wins, two Tour de Romandie stage wins, wore the Tour de Suisse leader's jersey for a total of eight days, won the Zürich Six Day race in 1991 and once finished fourth in Paris-Roubaix.