michel ries (lux)
Age - 19
About Michel -
Michel Ries is the youngest rider on the Altus Sports Management roster commencing his second season in the U23 ranks in 2018. This season Michel will ride for the exciting Polartec-Kometa Cycling Project a part of the Alberto Contador Foundation.
A hugely exciting prospect Michel will use this season of dedicated racing under the guidance of a project led by Alberto Contador and Ivan Basso. Keen to learn, develop and progress in to the top-tier of U23 ranks Michel already had some notable performance in 2017, namely finishing Top 20 overall in the Tour de l’Avenir in his first season as a U23 (and only 6 weeks after finishing his school exams in Luxembourg).
As a junior Michel won both the National Junior Road Race and TT championships and competed for Luxembourg in both categories in the World Championships in Doha. As well as this Michel produced some strong GC performances with Top 5’s in the Ronde des Vallées, GP Patton, and Trofeo Karlsberg and Top 5s’s in Junior E3 & Gent Wevelgem 1 day races.
A strong rider with a strong TT follow Michel’s season on social media below:
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