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Trio stays with BIKE AID - Holler, Grosser and Carstensen extending contracts

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 in Pro Cycling

With Nikodemus Holler, Lucas Carstensen and Aaron Grosser, three important pillars of the team will also be part of the team in 2020.

Since 2015, Nikodemus has already been a part of BIKE AID and certainly one of the faces that has made a significant contribution to the team over the past few years.

Thus, Holler has always been a reliable captain in recent years and has managed to lead the team not only during but also outside the race by setting always good example and acting as a role model. It is more than a good news that Nikodemus Holler will also wear the BIKE AID jersey in 2020 and will continue to support the team on its development.

"Niko is an integral part of the team. He is the captain as well as a role model for our African riders. Niko had his best season so far in 2018 with incredible results and we are confident that he will build on this in 2020 ", says team manager Timo Schäfer.

In the past season, Nikodemus had to suffer from various health problems and was not in the shape of the preseason, although he still always was one of the key riders in the team.

Lucas Carstensen has also been with BIKE AID since 2018 and started the season in his debut season with a victory at Tropicale Amissa Bongo (UCI 2.1), culminating in a stage win at the Tour of Hainan (UCI 2.HC). Also in 2019 began promising with a victory at GP Alanya (UCI 1.2)."Lucas is one of the best sprinters in the CT peloton. With and around him we will build and improve our sprint-train again for next season. We know what Lucas can do and we are convinced that next year some victories will be added to his palmares again", said Timo Schäfer

The third guy is almost like a new signing. Aaron Grosser from Hamm is one of the most promising sprint talents in Germany and was in an impressive shape before he crashed in June at the „Route d'Occitanie“ (UCI 2.1) in France and got injured for the rest of the season.

"Aaron has recovered and is back on the bike. He is currently training in Mallorca and preparing for the new season. In the first few months of the season he was able to set clear marks and show what he can do. For us, Aaron is a very important rider and we are glad that he will continue to be with us in 2020" adds Schäfer.

Grosser, who achieved his best result with the second place in the GC of the 2.1 stage race "Belgrade - Banja Luka", is also in a good mood for the coming year: "It is far from obvious that the team after my serious crash continue to believe in me, strengthen my back and support me with lot of trust. For all of this, I am very grateful to the team and I'm glad to be part of this great team also in 2020“.

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