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by Shane Stokes
August 5, 2017
In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Poels wins final stage of Tour of Poland, Teuns takes overall victory; Barbero sprints to victory on stage 4 of Vuelta a Burgos; Wiebes and Gazzoli become junior European champions, Matthiessen completes U23 double; Hansen not selected for Vuelta a España, Grand Tour record streak ends at 18; Adam Hansen’s fear of flying; Gaviria and Richeze continue with Quick-Step Floors; Roelandts moves to BMC Racing Team to help Van Avermaet; Jongewaard favourite for Australian men’s cyclocross title, women’s race wide open; Jones inks contract with Delko – Marseille Provence – KTM team; Video: Team Sunweb’s Chad Haga shows off piano skills; Video: Copenhagen shows way to safe cycling; Video: Brian Cookson at the Tour of Poland; Video: Katie Compton helps out with Trek phone support, with mixed results; Video: European championship competitor brought down by spectator
Following a successful season with the JLT-Condor team, former Drapac Professional Cycling rider Brenton Jones has agreed terms with the French Delko – Marseille Provence – KTM team for 2018. The 25-year-old Australian won stages in the Tours of Taiwan and Korea this year and also finished second in the prologue of the Herald Sun Tour.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity to race for Team Delko Marseille Provence KTM in 2018,” he said. “I am super-motivated for the coming year and hope to contribute to the team’s success. With a beautiful calendar and a long history in the sport, the team is made for me and I am very anxious to regain the Professional Continental level.” He previously competed at that level with Drapac.
Team manager Frédéric Rostaing believes he will be an important addition to the squad. “We are very pleased with the arrival of Brenton Jones. His evolution this year with Team JLT-Condor allowed him to develop his qualities of pure sprinter. He has a good mix of youth and experience.”
The team has also taken on another Austarlian this year. Benjamin Dyball is currently competing as a stagiaire, but he is expected to be given a contract for 2018.