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Sky signs l’Avenir stars, salary caps, Kristoff contract: Your CT Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

August 29, 2017

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Team Sky signs Tour de l’Avenir jersey winners Bernal, Sivakov and Halvorsen; Froome rejects calls for salary caps in cycling; Stybar inks two year contract extension with QuickStep Floors; UAE Team Emirates signs European champion Kristoff and former world under 23 champion Bystrøm; Bauer signs two-year contract with Orica-Scott; Talented Australian duo Hindley and Storer to turn pro with Team Sunweb; Armstrong Savola joins USA Cycling as Endurance Performance Director; Tankink set for 18th pro season, will continue with Team LottoNL-Jumbo; Women’s transfer news: Kitchen and Slik transfer to FDJ; Women’s transfer news: Moberg and Aalerud to VeloCONCEPT; Olympic champion Schurter takes unprecedented clean sweep; Video: Team Sunweb’s Marc Reef talks about the exclusion of Warren Barguil

Tankink set for 18th pro season, will continue with Team LottoNL-Jumbo

by Shane Stokes

Dutch rider Bram Tankink has confirmed a new one-year contract with Team LottoNL-Jumbo, thus setting the scene for what will be his 18th season as a pro rider. “I’m excited to announce the news,” he said on Monday.

“The respect that I get from the riders, the staff and the management made me decide to go on another year with this team.”

LottoNL-Jumbo managing director Richard Plugge said that the 38-year-old plays a very important role. “Bram has reached again a very high level this season and has proven to be very valuable.

“Also, for the atmosphere within the team, Bram is key. He’s a mentor too for the youngsters of our team. Hopefully Bram will conclude his career with us in a good manner, whenever that may be.”

Tankink has also got the approval of his daughters, as shown in the video below.

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