Chapeau Georg! The contract is signed and with it the change to EF for the World Tour is perfect! No surprise. But the reward of a more than successful season: big performances at the Tour of the Alps and the Tour de l`Ain, stage win at the Giro della Valle d`Aosta, second place in the ninth stage of the Tour de l`Avenir, third place at the Piccolo Lombardia, youth jersey at the Tour of Bulgaria, ….. And what does Jonathan Vaughters, his new team boss, say: “Georg is, I think, potentially the most talented Under-23 rider in the world right now.”
Remarkable: Despite a professional contract, Georg will finish his training in Papa Tobias’ company beforehand, continue cycling half-day, work and study in the morning, then train in the afternoon. Jonathan Vaugters and his EF team give Georg this time because they believe in his great potential and thus give their team name the best credibility: Education First. Training first.
With Georg Steinhauser, after Tobias Bayer (Alpecin Fenix) and Sanmuele Rivi (Eolo) in the previous year and Patrick Gamper (BORA hansgrohe), Georg Zimmermann (Intermarche Wanty) and Nicolas Dalla Valle (Bardiani), another Tirol KTM rider will switch to the professionals in 2019. The team confirms once again that it is one of the best U23 training teams in Europe.