First recruit for 2022: Elias Maris

For the first time in four years, Leopard Pro Cycling will again have a rider from the cradle of cycling in its ranks. Welcome to Belgian Elias Maris!

The 22-year-old Maris joins the team, coming from Basso Team Flanders. He can be described as an allrounder, who has quite the punch in his legs, also after a hard and demanding race. Racing on hilly terrain – in the Ardennes for example – are amongst Maris’ favorites and it is in these circumstances that the Belgian can be a dangerous card to play. In recent years, Maris has been performing very consistent in Belgian races, but in the 2021 season he was able to show his potential in international races as well: he won the 4th stage of the Giro del Veneto, he took the second stage and the overall win at the Vuelta a Madrid, there was a stage win at both the Tour de Moselle and the Arden Challenge. Let’s hope Maris can continue on these results in 2022.

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Elias Maris

"What a feeling it is to know that I will be riding for Leopard Pro Cycling in 2022. The team has an amazing racing calendar and their very professional set-up and appearance does the trick for me. Since the team is one of the best UCI Continental teams in world cycling, the choice to join Leopard was very easy for me. For 2022 I am striving to have a consistent season with hopefully some very notable results in the races that suit me. I have been able to do so last season, so now it’s up to me to also do this on the UCI level."

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Markus Zingen, Team Manager

"We are happy to welcome Elias to our 2022 team. The results he was able to show for the entire 2021 season were very promising. At our team he now gets the chance to prove himself in UCI races as well. Of course we hope that he can show the same consistency in our outfit and with our dedicated support, a lot of nice things could happen. We can’t wait to start the cooperation."

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