Vum 1. August un ass den 22 Joer ale Lëtzebuerger als Stagiaire bei der franséischer Ekipp am Asaz.

De Pit Leyder, dee bis elo bei der kontinental-Ekipp Leopard Pro Cycling am Asaz war, fiert vun August u bei Cofidis, eng pro-kontinental Ekipp.

De Pit Leyder huet an dësem Joer mat enger staarker Leeschtung vill Ekippen op sech opmierksam gemaach. Ënnert anerem ass de jonke Coureur am der Stroossecourse vum Lëtzebuerger Championnat bei der Elite op déi drëtte Plaz gefuer, den Tour de Flandres bei den Espoiren huet hien op der 4. Plaz ofgeschloss an et beim Tour de Luxembourg op déi 12. Plaz gepackt.

Schreiwes vu Leopard Pro Cycling

PIT LEYDER JOINS COFIDIS AS A TRAINEE Leopard Pro Cycling is happy to announce that Pit Leyder will join Team Cofidis as a trainee as of the 1st of August. At the French side, the 22-year-old will be able to gain experience on the professional level.

Pit Leyder joined Leopard Pro Cycling in 2016 after finishing tenth at the Junior World Championships in Richmond (USA) one season earlier. At Leopard, the Luxembourger made great progression from year to year and impressed on several ocassions, most of the times in hard races with steep climbs. The former Luxembourgish U23 road race champion showed his potential for example by finishing third in the Tour de Luxembourg (2018) and fourth in the U23 Tour of Flanders (2019). Needless to say that this traineeship at the UCI Pro Continental level is well-deserved.

"I am very happy to be given this opportunity. I feel grateful to be able to ride with Team Cofidis for the rest of the 2019 season. This is a small, but important step forward in my cycling career and I want to learn as much as possible from this experience. I am looking forward to racing on the professional level in the upcoming months. I want to thank both Team Cofidis and Leopard Pro Cycling for making this possible."

Pit Leyder

"Of course we are happy for Pit that he gets the opportunity from Team Cofidis to prove himself and gain more experience. We wish him good luck and for sure the traineeship will help Pit to improve even more for the upcoming challenges."