The young German Georg Zimmermann will go pro at CCC in 2020
After Matteo Trentin, CCC announces a second recruit. Georg Zimmermann (Tirol KTM), 21, will first complete the end of the season as a trainee in the ranks of the Polish team before going pro in 2020. He signed a two-season contract and will take his first steps under the orange jersey during the Tour of Slovakia, from 18 to 21 September. Zimmermann took part this season in the test event in Tokyo which he finished in 13th place, but also in the Tour of Austria (2.1) on which he won the mountain classification.
Georg has already shown a lot of talent and potential, most recently in Austria. He would then run against our riders, recalls Jim Ochowicz, the general manager of CCC. By taking him on internship until the end of the year, we hope to accelerate his development and give him a chance to see how a Worldtour team works before he makes the leap as a neo-pro. At 21 years of age, he has already demonstrated a great maturity. We think he has a bright future ahead of him.”