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by Matt de Neef
August 14, 2017
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Tom Dumoulin wins the BinckBank Tour; Lotta Lepistö and Boels-Dolmans take wins on Vårgårda weekend; Dylan Teuns secures overall victory at the Arctic Race of Norway; Manuel Senni wins the Colorado Classic, Mihkel Raim claims the final stage; Bennett doubles up at the Czech Cycling Tour, Cerny scoops overall; Thibaut Pinot wins the Tour de l’Ain; Philippe Gilbert extends his contract with QuickStep Floors; Lars Boom fined for BinckBank Tour celebration; Jakob Fuglsang’s bad luck continues with broken collarbone; Georgia Baker back to training soon after heart surgery; Cyclist dies following a collision south-east of Melbourne; How to get pedestrians out of the bike lane.
QuickStep Floors has announced that Philippe Gilbert has extended his contract with the team for another two years.
“When you reach out to a team, like I did, you are never sure if it will work out, but fortunately it did, and I have been really happy to train and race with this team, and win with them of course,” the 35-year-old Belgian said. “This year has been a fantastic experience and it’s far from being over!
“I only signed for one season, so my dream was to extend beyond 2017, and I knew after the great victories in De Ronde van Vlaanderen and Amstel Gold Race that it would be possible. I wanted to extend my contract for two more years and the team accepted that, so I am obviously very happy.
“I am sure I can still win some big races and that I will get my chances with this team. It would be a dream come true to add to my palmares races like Milano-Sanremo and Paris-Roubaix with this team. That is also one of the reason why I wanted to sign for two more years, to build up and increase my chances.”
Follow the link to read more at the QuickStep Floors website.