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Simon Geschke

Birthdate 13.03.1986
Height & weight 171 cm | 64 KG
Speciality All-rounder
Country Germany

2019 marked a new chapter for Simon Geschke with the German changing teams for the first time in his ten-year career.

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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.

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