Rüdiger Selig comes to Astana Qazaqstan Team
German sprinter and lead-out man Rüdiger Selig (34) signed a one-year agreement with Astana Qazaqstan Team for the upcoming season of 2024.
“For me, the contract with Astana Qazaqstan Team is a great opportunity to show what I can do in the sprint. I believe that together with the best lead-out riders in the world, Michael Mørkøv and Cees Bol, we can become an excellent team for the cycling legend Mark Cavendish to achieve great victories together with him and, who knows, maybe even create history. I think we can have a great mix of strength and experience. Also I’d like to help another new sprinter of the team Max Kanter to prove his potential as a sprinter. When I first heard about the new concept of the team and about the new riders who come to Astana Qazaqstan Team, it immediately interested me. I have a huge motivation to become a part of this big and ambitious project as soon as possible, and I am looking forward to the start of the new season”, – said Rüdiger Selig.
Despite Selig is a well-known lead-out rider who helps the sprinters on their way to success, the German rider has a set of personal results. Thus, among his best achievements could be named Volta Limburg Classic in 2013, a prologue of the Tour of Austria in 2015, a second place in the Classica de Almeria in 2017, a stage of the Tour of Slovakia in 2018. Besides, for several times he reached the stage podium at the Giro d’Italia and La Vuelta a España.
“For us Rüdiger Selig is a strengthening of the sprint train, not only for Mark Cavendish, but also for another sprinter Max Kanter. Selig is an experienced and fast lead-out man, who has worked with some famous sprinters and classic specialists over the years. I think that with this signing our sprint group is getting into a full shape, with which we can start working towards the new season”, – said Alexandr Vinokurov, General Manager of Astana Qazaqstan Team.
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