Old Boy Laurence Pithie set to join Bora-Hansgrohe (a German cycling squad) in 2025

Laurence Pithie will race for Bora-Hansgrohe in 2025, having agreed terms on a multi-year deal with the German squad.

Riders cannot officially sign for new teams until the UCI transfer deadline is lifted on 1 August but GCN understands that the New Zealand rider will wear Bora-Hansgrohe colours next season amid interest from several other WorldTour teams.

Pithie, 21, came through the ranks at Groupama-FDJ’s U23 programme and turned professional in 2023 with the French World Tour squad. He had a highly respectable first year in the elite ranks, winning Cholet-Pays de la Loire and claiming several minor placings. But 2024 has seen the rider’s value skyrocket, starting with a win at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. Laurence gained 7th placing in the Paris-Roubaix click here to read more.

He backed that up with several impressive outings in the Spring Classics, helping to form the winning break in Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, before picking up eighth in Le Samyn, several top-10s in Paris-Nice, and then playing several more cameo roles during the remainder of the cobbled Classics. He will now skip Paris-Roubaix before targeting his Grand Tour debut at the Giro d’Italia where he has just been named as the Leader of this team.