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Meet the winners of the Red Bull Junior Brothers Programme 2024

Today, Team GRENKE - Auto Eder and Red Bull announce the two winners of the Red Bull Junior Brothers Programme 2024, a global talent scouting initiative aimed at discovering the next generation of professional road cyclists.
After an intense week of testing at the Red Bull Athlete Performance Centre (APC) in Thalgau, Austria, Georgs Tjumins and Karl Herzog have earned a contract with BORA - hansgrohe’s U19 team, Team GRENKE - Auto Eder, along with a prestigious Red Bull athlete partnership deal. Their journey to professional cycling begins now.

Georgs Tjumins from Latvia showcased remarkable skill at the performance camp, standing out as a rider with immense potential. The 15-year-old has already had several successful races with the Latvian national team. Now at Team GRENKE - Auto Eder, he has the best conditions to continue developing.
Karl Herzog from Germany, whose brother Emil Herzog is already a professional cyclist at BORA - hansgrohe, also showed exceptional talent. The 15-year-old has already seen success in cross-country skiing and cycling. At Team GRENKE - Auto Eder, he now has the chance to follow in his brother's footsteps. 

Georgs Tjumins

“It is a great feeling to be selected as one of the winners of the Red Bull Junior Brothers program. I am excited to join the U19 team and learn from the best in the sport. Competing at the performance camp was a true test of my abilities, and I can't wait to race with the Red Bull helmet.” 

Karl Herzog

“I am excited to start this journey with Team GRENKE - Auto Eder and Red Bull, and to develop my skills further. Cycling is my passion, and winning this programme has motivated me to work even harder to achieve success at the highest level of the sport.”

Dr. Christian Schrot, Sport Director and Coach at Team GRENKE - Auto Eder

“The level of talent has been strong this week, but Georgs Tjumins and Karl Herzog truly stood out. Their skills, determination, and passion for cycling made them the perfect candidates for Team GRENKE - Auto Eder. We are excited to welcome these promising athletes to the team and look forward to seeing them make strides in their professional cycling careers.”

Anton Palzer, Red Bull athlete and elite rider for BORA – hansgrohe

“It’s great to welcome Karl and Georgs to the team and hand them their Red Bull helmets. I look forward to seeing them progress in their professional cycling journey.”

The Red Bull Junior Brothers Programme is more than just a scouting initiative; it’s an opportunity for young cyclists to showcase their ability, receive elite-level training, and potentially launch their professional careers.


all photos: © Joerg Mitter / Red Bull Content Pool