Christopher Juul-Jensen extends with Orica-Scott
Aug 12 2017 02:04 pm CET

Christopher Juul-Jensen extends with Orica-Scott
Christopher Juul-Jensen extends with Orica-Scott


Danish time trial specialist Christopher Juul-Jensen has extended his contract with Australian WorldTour formation Orica-Scott.

The 28-year-old, who joined the team in 2016 after coming from Team Saxo Bank, will add another two years to his time with Orica-Scott.

"I’m really happy to have been able to re-sign with such a great team for another two years," said the Scandinavian. "After only a year and a half as part of the set up I already feel integrated and so well accepted by my teammates and staff that there was absolutely no doubt when it came down to making a decision.

"The development of the team totally suits my characteristics, a young and ambitious GC team with an amazing balance of young, talented riders like Adam & Simon Yates and Esteban Chaves who are genuine Grand Tour contenders and the older, more experienced guys like Svein Tuft and Mathew Hayman."

Juul-Jensen mentioned the atmosphere at the team as one of the principal reasons behind his decision to stay another few years.

"Maybe the best defining characteristic of Orica-Scott as a team is the familial, supportive nature of everyone involved that makes you feel part of something bigger than cycling team.

"We know how to switch off, but we never stray from the task in hand and that really becomes apparent ten day’s into a Grand Tour and you realise the importance of what you’re doing and how together the team actually is."

Sports director Matt White believes that Juul-Jensen will continue to strengthen the team on all types of terrains.

"Every team needs a rider like Chris," he explained. "He is a very versatile character, we can put him in nearly any race on the calendar over ten months and be confident he will perform.”

"He is capable of winning races on his own, but when there is a job to be done he is not shy of getting stuck in and getting the work done.

"People talk about winners and people talk about captains, but there are people that need to do the grunt work and Chris is one of those guys and he can do it anywhere on the calendar."

This year, the 2015 Danish national time trial champion earned top-ten spots at the Brabantse Pijl, Strade Bianche and the Vuelta a Murcia.
Photo of the Orica-Scott jersey (cropped) by Orica-SCOTT



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