Mauro Schmid joins Team Qhubeka ASSOS in 2021
Leopard Pro Cycling is happy to officially annouce that Mauro Schmid will be part of Team Qhubeka ASSOS for the 2021 season.
After Mattias Skjelmose Jensen's move to Trek-Segafredo, Leopard Pro Cycling brings yet another rider up to the WorldTour level. Also for Swiss rider Mauro Schmid the 2020 season was far from easy, starting with his team - Team Monti - folding early in the season. Leopard Pro Cycling stepped up and offered him the chance to develop in it's highly-rated professional structure. For Leopard, Mauro impressed the most with a strong performance at the Tour de Luxembourg, where he finished in eleventh overall after heading into the closing stages of the race with an all-or-nothing mentality. During his time at Leopard Pro Cycling, the talented rider developed even further and it is therefore no surprise that he is now offered this chance in the WorldTour. Good luck Mario, on behalf of the entire Leopard family!
(c) Jenifer Rosess
"As one can understand, I am very excited for the upcoming season with Team Qhubeka ASSOS. I am also happy that Leopard offered me the chance earlier this year, and also now. Altough it was a very strange season, I was able to develop a lot at the team, which will for sure help me next season."
Markus Zingen, Team Manager
"It is never easy to say goodbye to your talented riders, which is also the case for Mauro. Normally Mauro would ride for us also in the 2021 season, but in difficult times like this, we can also understand that this was the time to take the chance. Therefore we granted permisison to make the move. We wish Mauro all the best in his further career."