- 3. | Santos Tour Down Under – general classification
- 7. | Santos Tour Down Under – stage 6
- 8. | Santos Tour Down Under – stage 3
- 6. | Vuelta Ciclista a la Región de Murcia Costa Cálida – stage 4
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Simon Geschke, whose trademark beard makes him recognizable in the thick of the peloton, adds a wealth of experience to CCC Team’s rider roster with 13 Grand Tour and 19 Monument participations to his name, including a solo stage win at the Tour de France in 2015 which is arguably the highlight of his career to date.
After a crash-marred start to 2019, a year which saw the 33-year-old German change teams for the first time in his ten-year career, the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under saw Geschke bounce back in style, climbing to a career-best third place on the General Classification.
Geschke has made a name as a key team player over the years and contributed to his team’s overall Giro d’Italia win in 2017 and second place at the Tour de France in 2018. Geschke’s all-rounder profile makes him particularly suited to the Ardennes Classics and hillier stage races, as well as Grand Tour stages suited to opportunists.
I knew I wanted to be a professional cyclist when…
When I was 12 years old and I watched Jan Ulrich win the Tour de France.
My greatest racing memory is…
Winnning a stage of the Tour de France because it is the biggest victory of my career and a childhood dream.
The race I dream of winning is…
Strade Bianche is one of my favorite races because it has a special character and the parcours suits me. I like that style of racing and the gravel sections make it special. I love racing in Italy, especially Tuscany.
If I wasn’t a professional cyclist, I would be…
Maybe a pilot.