Year of birth: 1980
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 65 Kg
Hometown: Lanterswil, Swizterland
This is Michael. The Swiss is a solid all-arounder with nearly a decade racing at the highest level of the sport. Brought into the GreenEDGE fold both for his experience and his stage win capabilities, Michael will provide important leadership amongst his younger teammates.
Michael has ridden many Grand Tours and boasts several big wins. Most recently, he won stage 13 at the Vuelta a Espãna. With a focus on stage wins rather than overall ambitions, GreenEDGE will look to Michael to deliver results longer stage races.
The 30-year-old heard rumblings about the formation of Australians first WorldTour team within the peloton. He was impressed by the good things he heard and was flattered when he received a call from team management. Michael thrived with the support of his previous squad, HTC-Highroad, and he repaid their faith with strong results after joining their set-up in 2009. He hopes the same will occur with GreenEDGE