The U19 team

Professional improvements for young talents

The Bavarian team with nine riders, is now the official development team of the UCI WorldTeam BORA – hansgrohe. Therefore, the “youngster” team becomes more and more integrated to the WorldTeam’s environment. Synergies are created and can be exploited, to support the young talents in their development, without pressure, but professionally organized and focused on an international pro career. To give these riders also international experience, the race calendar includes also one-day and stage races on international level. 

“We showed over the last few years, that we achieve our goals with our hard work. A number of riders signed with professional cycling teams, after their time at the Team Auto Eder Bayern – one of them, Michael Schwarzmann, is still riding under my lead at BORA – hansgrohe. The targeted support of young talented riders in the U19 category is an excellent start for a career in professional cycling. Of course, it is very special if there is a chance to offer one of the young guys a contract in my own professional team.

I am proud and grateful to have two strong partners in Auto Eder and the Bavarian Cycling Federation who support this project very passionate. And I wish the Team Auto Eder Bayern Team a successful season, no crashes and great training and race kilometers.” 

Ralph Denk, Team Manager