The Netherlands — One day after unveiling a new title sponsor and announcing a new team name, Simon Geschke scored the first podium appearance for a rider wearing the Argos-Shimano kit. The German finished second at Saturday’s Volta Limburg Classic in The Netherlands.
Geschke was part of a five-man breakaway group that entered the final kilometer of the 197km race together. One of the riders in the break, Pavel Brutt, took the group by surprise when he attacked with 600 meters to go. The Russian was able to hold off the group for the win, while Geschke took the sprint for second on his Felt F1 team bike.
Geschke rides for the Felt-sponsored Project 1t4i organization, which on Friday announced Argos as its new title sponsor. It was the German rider's second podium appearance in a week. He also finished third in the Stage 2 Time Trial at the March 23-25 Critérium International stage race in France.