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Team Pegasus Signs Knees, Rohregger and Eichler

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12/3/2010| 0 comments
by Thomas A. Valentinsen

Team Pegasus Signs Knees, Rohregger and Eichler

Team Pegasus earlier today announced the signing of Austrian Thomas Rohregger and German riders Christian Knees and Markus Eichler.

Team Pegasus earlier today announced the signing of Austrian Thomas Rohregger and German riders Christian Knees and Markus Eichler.

In 28-year-old Markus Eichler, Team Pegasus gains an experienced classics rider. The German, who signed his first professional contract in 2006, rode for Team Milram during the past three seasons. In 2010 he claimed the victory in the Profronde van Fryslan in the Netherlands.

Christian Knees, another former Team Milram rider, proved his excellent cycling skills early in his youth by capturing bronze in the time trial at the 1999 Junior World Championships. Over the past 11 years, Knees has progressively transitioned from being a classics rider to a grand tour rider and finished 21st in the Tour de France in 2009.
Knees' greatest successes include the German national championship title in 2010 in the road race, overall victory in the Tour of Bavaria in 2008 and victory in the traditional German race Rund um Köln back in 2006.

Thomas Rohregger completes the German-speaking trio coming from Milram. The talented 27-year-old rider is a climbing specialist and has already won several climber's jerseys - in races such as the 2010 Tour Down Under, the 2006 Tour of Austria, and the Tour of Luxembourg. Rohregger celebrated his greatest victory on home soil when he won the 2008 Tour of Austria.

"I am pleased that our team is growing and becoming more international," Pegasus Sports CEO Chris White commented when asked about the latest rider signings. White added "With these three German-speaking riders we have gained experienced professionals who have not yet fully realized their potential. All of them, whether climbers or all-rounders, bring skills that will help us achieve our goals for the upcoming season."

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