Rider Thomas De Gendt (31) has his contract with Lotto Soudal extended by one year until the end of 2020. Reports that the Belgian WorldTour formation Wednesday.
“The contract extension is a sign of appreciation for the performance of The Company over the past few years”, as it sounds in a press release. “Since the East-flanders in 2015, Lotto Soudal came, he gave the team with his numerous attack attempts in addition to six handsome victories also quite a lot of publicity. So he got all of stage wins in the Tour de France and the Tour of Spain. This year, knew The Company already a stage win in the Tour of Catalunya and Tour of Romandie.”
“In principle, I still had a contract until the end of next year, but I was also asking to extend”, as late as The Gendron recording. “The security that I have now until the end of 2020 have, gives me peace of mind. So I do me next year not to worry about whether or not to obtain a new contract with Lotto Soudal, or any other team. I feel good within the team. Lotto Soudal let me free in my way of rates and encourages that also. For me, it was no difficult decision for an extra year to sign. It was not a question of whether I would change for the team, but only or change my contract whether or not it would succeed.”
“I want my koersstijl of the past three years at Lotto Soudal certainly persist. In 2016 and 2017 resulted each time in the two victories, and this year I won already two matches. I have always in an attacking way gekoerst and I am also much in the picture. My current level, I want at least another five years. That can only be reached by hard for it to work. In the coming years I will be myself again and, occasionally, a chance to award a win. If I am in there a few times a year would be to succeed, I am a happy man,” concludes The Company.