Bora-Hansgrohe strengthen Classics squad with Gatto and Drucker

Oscar Gatto (Astana)

Oscar Gatto and Jean-Pierre 'Jempy' Drucker will join Bora-Hansgrohe on two-year contracts, starting next year, and will both be tasked with assisting Peter Sagan in the Classics. Gatto has spent the past two seasons with Astana, but was teammates with Sagan both at Tinkoff in 2016 and at Cannondale in 2014. The 33-year-old Italian is a strong one-day rider, and won the 2013 edition of Dwars Door Vlaanderen , but also won a stage at the 2011 Giro d'Italia . More recently, Gatto won the unusual uphill prologue time trial at the 2017 Tour of Austria, beating his Astana teammate Miguel Angel Lopez over the 800m course. "Bora-Hansgrohe have become one of the biggest teams in cycling, and the way they act is very impressive, and was one of the reasons why I wanted to join them," Gatto said in a press release. "I'm also happy to meet up again ...

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