After impressive Giro d'Italia Simon Geschke granted Tour de France spot in final season as a pro

Now in his final year as a professional bike rider, the 38-year-old German, Simon Geschke is showing no signs of easing into retirement as after an impressive Giro d'Italia, the Cofidis man has been granted a spot in the team's Tour de France lineup for later this month.

"Building on his good form at the Giro, our German rider, Simon Geschke will be doing all he can for Guillaume Martin on the high mountain days!" announces a post by the official social media pages of the Cofidis team. "We can also count on him to liven up the stages and be a major player in the quest for the polka-dot jersey!"

Geschke took arguably the biggest win of his career at the 2015 Tour de France, winning stage 17 from the breakaway ahead of Andrew Talansky. Over his career, the German has also spent considerable time in the King of the Mountains jersey at both the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia without ever being able to win the classification.

"I'm obviously very pleased to have been selected for the biggest race in the world," added the vastly experienced German himself. "After a solid Giro, I'm hoping to be in good shape for the Tour de France to help Guillaume in the mountain stages and to play for a good personal result on a stage."

Earlier this year, Geschke announced that after 15 years in the peloton, 2024 will be his final professional season. "2024 will be a special year for me as I decided that it will be my last season as a professional," wrote the former Tour de France stage winner. "I'm highly motivated to have a good season before I retire, so bring it on!" Notably, the upcoming Tour de France will be the 20th Grand Tour of his career.

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