Short news roundup: route of Mixed time trial, Wout Van Aerts' sponsors, Wanty-Group Gobert's renewals, new jersey of Peter Sagan
Oct 03 2018 04:58 am CET

Short news roundup: route of Mixed time trial, Wout Van Aerts' sponsors, Wanty-Group Gobert's renewals, new jersey of Peter Sagan
Short news roundup: route of Mixed time trial, Wout Van Aerts' sponsors, Wanty-Group Gobert's renewals, new jersey of Peter Sagan
Photo by ASO/Alex BROADWAY

The short news of the day includes updates on the Mixed Team Time Trial of Yorkshire 2019, Wout Van Aert and his new sponsors, contract extensions at Wanty-Groupe Gobert and Peter Sagan's new jersey.

Yorkshire 2019 announces route for Mixed Team Time Trial

The organisation of the World Championships of Yorkshire 2019 has announced the route for the first ever mixed team time trial. The event will be part of the championships for the first time and is set to be one of the most attractive competitions.

The mixed team time trial will take place on the Sunday 22nd of September of 2019 over a 28-kilometre route from and to Harrogate and each team will have three men and three women. There will be two laps on the same course, the first for the men and the second for the women and the final timings will be taken when the second female rider crosses the finish line.

Wout Van Aert to sport new sponsors on his shirt

The cyclocross World Champion has been wearing a Rainbow jersey that only says WVA since he left Veranda's Willems-Crelan. Van Aert has been looking for sponsorships and he has received several offers.

The Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad reports that soon the names of the sponsors will be revealed and will include the brand Domo Elektro that is a small household appliance store from Herentals, the city of the rider. Another sponsor will be Heylen Vastgoed, a real state company that has nine offices in Antwerp.

Three riders extend contracts with Wanty-Groupe Gobert

Kevin Van Melsen, Fabien Doubey and Wesley Kreder have extended their contracts until the end of 2020. "I have already been part of this team for 10 years, it is a family and I have made good progress in 2018," said Van Melsen. "My role was to help the leaders to get as deep as possible in the finals. This role requires a little more responsibility, which also motivates me. In 2019 I want to show beautiful things. I am motivated to assist Guillaume Martin and Xandro Meurisse."

"I am happy to be able to extend with a team that gave me a lot of confidence in my first two professional seasons," commented Doubey. "The team grows year after year and for me personally it feels good to be part of such a project. I am learning a lot, I feel good between the other riders and staff, and next year I hope to take a new step, both on a collective and a personal level."

"In the classics, I always work for the team, but in addition to the teamwork, I was able to have a nice victory in Izegem a few weeks ago," affirmed Kreder. "I hope to end the season with the Tour of Taihu Lake in China and look forward to the next two years! I will continue to dedicate myself to the team and hope to be able to achieve good results myself."

Peter Sagan shows his new jersey

The three-time World Champion has shown his new shirt in which he is going to compete over the next year after losing the Rainbow jersey at the Championships of Innsbruck. The rider has won six times the Slovakian national championships but the last time he wore the jersey with the flag was in 2014.

The new jersey of Bora-hansgrohe for Sagan follows the same design as the World Champion's one that he wore until recently. The rainbow has been replaced with the Slovakian flag and the sleeves keep the remainders of his three World titles.



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