Canadian Hugo Houle to join Astana Pro Team
Sep 08 2017 02:48 pm CET

Canadian Hugo Houle to join Astana Pro Team

Canadian cyclist Hugo Houle will leave AG2R La Mondiale to join Astana Pro Team at the start of next season.

The Kazakh formation announced their new signing in a press statement issued on Friday afternoon.

The 26-year-old turned professional at SpiderTech-C10 in 2011 and joined his current team two years later. Houle is a skilled time trialist, having won both the Canadian Time Trial Championships and the Time Trial of the Pan American Games in 2015.

"My move to Astana Team is a new, very serious challenge for me," the rider said. "This is a chance to take a new step in my development. Astana is a Kazakh project, but, at the same time it is a big international team. After five years in almost all-French team, I am curious to become a part of an international squad.

"Astana is known for its great ambitions in the Grand tours and I will be happy to help the team both in the big races and the classics, which I like so much."

Houle, who is currently riding the Vuelta a España for AG2R La Mondiale, has signed a contract for two years.
Image: Astana team logo


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