Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

August 1, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Teuns wins stage 3 of the Tour of Poland, Sagan retakes lead; Barbero wins Circuito de Getxo ‘Memorial Ricardo Otxoa’; Jungels extends until 2020 with QuickStep Floors; Girdlestone celebrates ‘miraculous recovery,’ reaches important milestone; Legal action launched following fire at Rio 2016 Olympic velodrome; Vuelta stage 17 summit finish to include gradients of 28%; Broken bones, healing hands: fixing the pro peloton in Herentals; Participant dies in 2017 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey sportif; Video: In the Team car with Katusha-Alpecin

Jungels extends until 2020 with QuickStep Floors

by VeloClub

The QuickStep Floors team has put its faith in the Bob Jungels for the future, choosing to extend the Luxembourg rider’s current contract until the end of 2020. The squad is reportedly facing a hike in its wages bill as a result of the strong performances of several riders and, as a result of that, it is thought possible that some big names could leave.

However Jungels, the Giro d’Italia’s best young rider for the past two years, will not be going anywhere. “I am really happy with where I am, with the whole team, the staff and the management, so it was never a question for me if I wanted to stay or not,” he stated in Monday’s team announcement.

“I feel I have a lot of support and trust from the entire team and I am both happy and proud to continue with this great outfit for the next three years. I’m heading towards a really interesting time in my career and it’s very important to rely on a strong team for the Grand Tours, and this is what I have here at Quick-Step Floors.” The Luxembourg rider added that he also plans to target races such as Liège–Bastogne–Liège, Paris-Nice, Tirreno-Adriatico or the Tour de Suisse in 2018.

“I am very proud and happy that we have managed to sign with Bob until 2020,” stated team CEO Patrick Lefevere. “He has proven to be a natural leader and one of the most promising GC riders in the peloton, a superb all-rounder, with strong climbing and time trialling abilities.”

In addition to his two wins in the Giro’s best young rider classification, Jungels has also taken sixth and eighth overall in the race, won a stage, and also taken multiple national championship titles. He was part of QuickStep Floors’ winning squad in last year’s world team time trial championships.