Julien Vermote joins Dimension Data
Aug 18 2017 09:41 pm CET

Julien Vermote joins Dimension Data

Dimension Data has announced the signing of Julien Vermote. The rider is making the move from Quick-Step Floors after seven years in the Belgian squad.

The rider is ready for a big change in his career. "I am really happy to be joining Team Dimension Data, he said. "I must admit, it was a hard decision to leave Quick-Step. I was part of a family there and they gave me good opportunities but there comes a time in a rider’s career when you have to take that next step, and that time is now for me. I am happy that it was Team Dimension Data who showed so much interest in me and I felt that trust from them straight away."

Vermote is set to be a big part of the team's squad for the cobbled classics as well as bringing his lead-out experience to the sprinter's train. "I spoke to Mark (Cavendish) and Rolf Aldag over the phone quite a lot and they really gave me the assurance that I was making the right decision," he explained. "I look forward to having more opportunities with Team Dimension Data, particularly in the Spring Classics and being able to ride the final there.

"I love the Flanders races, it is where I am from and I believe I can do well there. With the team wanting me for this role already, it gives me great confidence. The whole look and vision of the team is attractive to me though, it's outlook on linking professional cycling to a charity that provides bicycles as a basic need, well that is incredible. I am so excited to be part of it all."
Image: Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka logo.





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