VN news: Jasper De Buyst stays at Lotto-Soudal, Georgia Williams extends with BikeExchange

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Lotto-Soudal will keep Jasper De Buyst in-house through 2024

Jasper De Buyst will remain with Lotto-Soudal until the end of 2024. The Belgian has emerged as a crucial part of the sprint as a lead-out rider for Caleb Ewan and has won races such as Binche-Chimay-Binche and a stage. of the Tour of Denmark and the Tour de Wallonie.

“This contract extension is a sign of mutual trust and respect, and I am, of course, very pleased about that,” De Buyst said in a press release. “By the end of this new contract, I will have ridden on the team for 10 seasons, which is rather an exception in cycling. I think that says a lot about our good cooperation over the last seven years. Lotto Soudal has become a real home, and even though I’m still 28, it feels like I’m already part of the most experienced riders on the team. ”

Lotto Soudal’s General Manager John Lelangue said Du Buyst is a key member of the team’s major goals.

“Like in 2019, we are extending Jasper’s contract to the same length as Caleb Ewans. Jasper has been part of Lotto Soudal for seven years now and it was a priority to keep him on board,” he said. the leaders in Caleb’s sprint, Jasper has contributed many victories, and I’m sure there are many more to follow in the years to come. “We have done this to give riders like Jasper De Buyst a little more freedom and a chance to pursue their own achievements as well.”

Georgia Williams expands with Team BikeExchange

Team BikeExchange continues its plethora of contract extensions by retaining Georgia Williams for the 2022 season. Williams, who became a professional with the Italian BePink team back in 2013, has been with the team for five seasons.

She is the reigning New Zealand champion in time trial and road racing after riding the double earlier this year.

“I’m just as excited about this next season with the team as I was in my first, and I’m motivated to make the next one my best yet,” Williams said. “I was happy with the first half of my season this year, but then I had some mishaps over the last few months. I hope to come back stronger and look forward to my build up before the season.

“It’s exciting to ride with new riders in 2022, which will mean slightly different race tactics for us, and I think they will all be a great addition to the team and will lift us up to another level.”

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