The French procontinentale team Vital Concept, the arrival of Pierre Rolland announced. The 31-year-old French climber comes in 2019, about EF Education First and signed a contract for two seasons.
Rolland has been for many years a fixed value in the profpeleton. He began his career at the Crédit Agricole (2007-2008), then a long period followed in the teams of Jean-René Bernaudeau, Bouygues Telecom (2009-2010) and Europcar (2011-2015). Over the past three years defended Rolland the colors of the American team of Jonathan Vaughters, Cannondale (2016-2017). Since this season is called that team EF Education First-Drapac.
His list of achievements are two stages in the Tour, one stage in the Giro and victories in the Tour of the Sarthe and the Tour of Castile and Leon. But the Frenchman is still not satisfied with it. “In spite of my nine entries in the Tour, two Giro’s and three Vuelta’s, I still have many unfulfilled dreams”, he noted.
Earlier, drew a Vital Concept even though Jimmy Turgis (Cofidis) and Cyril Gautier (AG2R). The arrival of the latter was also for Rolland important. “He is a true friend,” said Rolland. “We go along with each other’s family on vacation. It is a great pleasure again together in the team to ride.”
Vital Concept has this year three countrymen and women in its ranks: Kris Boeckmans, Bert De Backer and Jonas Van Genechten.