Jan Bakelants signs one-year contract with Circus-Wanty Gobert-Tormans
Jan 07 2020 03:00 am CET

Jan Bakelants signs one-year contract with Circus-Wanty Gobert-Tormans
Jan Bakelants signs one-year contract with Circus-Wanty Gobert-Tormans
Circus-Wanty Gobert-Tormans

Circus-Wanty Gobert-Tormans has announced the signing for Jan Bakelants for the 2020 season.

The Belgian rider has inked a one-year contract with the team, and he makes the move from Team Sunweb. Bakelants -who has a palmares that includes a stage win in the 2013 Tour de France and other victories in races like the Grand Prix de Wallonie, the Criterium du Dauphine and the Giro del Piemonte and dell'Emilia- will advise the younger riders and take his own chances in hilly races.

"Circus-Wanty Gobert-Tormans is a perfect fit for me!" the rider explained. "I want to become the rider I was in an environment in which an aggressive riding style is preferred. The exciting race calendar with an extensive World Tour programme of this Belgian Pro Team is very attractive.

"I'm looking forward to sharing my experience with my new teammates and to perform at the Tour of Catalonia and the Ardennes classics. I'm very motivated to get started and to be a part of the team's success!"

Hilaire Van Der Schueren, sports director of the team, is pleased about this signing. "I noticed his big motivation during the conversations we're having since October," he commented. "We strongly believe in his added value; he'll show the ropes of the pro peloton to our young neo pros, and he'll assist our older riders in the classics and hopefully the Tour de France!"





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