Wilco Kelderman extends contract with Team Sunweb
Jan 04 2018 02:12 pm CET

Wilco Kelderman extends contract with Team Sunweb
Wilco Kelderman extends contract with Team Sunweb
Photo of Wilco Kelderman © Team Sunweb

Wilco Kelderman has extended his contract with Team Sunweb for another two years. The Dutchman will now stay in the squad until 2020.

During his first year at Sunweb, the 26-year-old scored a 4th place in the Vuelta a España and played a role in Tom Dumoulin's victory at the Giro d'Italia, the first Grand Tour win for the team.

"I found my place in the team straight away and immediately felt comfortable here," said the rider. "The team works precisely to set goals and always uses an accurate plan. The ways in which we work together during a race following these plans really gives me confidence and the structure means that we can focus fully on racing and training.

"My first year has been great and throughout all of the ups and downs (unfortunate crashes at Strade Bianche and Giro d’Italia), I always felt a part of the team, which in itself says a lot about the environment. I’m really looking forward to the upcoming years with this young, strong team. I’m confident that together we can continue to build on the strong results we achieved together this year."

The team is glad to keep the rider for more two seasons. "Wilco is a massively gifted athlete and we’ve seen some sparks of that already in his debut year wearing our colours," said Sunweb coach Aike Visbeek. "Despite some crashes and injuries, we’ve seen him grow each month.

"He immediately found his place in the team and it’s obvious that his personal qualities directly reflect with the team’s qualities. As well as a leader, he’s also a real team player which is one of the biggest qualities we look for in any rider. We’re looking forward to continuing to work on his development as he shows great potential for the coming years."



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