Jack Haig extends contract with Orica-Scott
Sep 04 2017 01:57 pm CET

Jack Haig extends contract with Orica-Scott
Jack Haig extends contract with Orica-Scott
Photo of Jack Haig © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Jack Haig has extended his contract with Orica-Scott. The Australian has been in the team since the start of the 2016 season.

The 23-year-old has become one of the most important climbers in the team, and he sees an opportunity at Orica-Scott to keep growing in his career. "I am super happy to re-sign with the team," the rider said. "I am really happy to be here and the environment the team has created to help with my development is really enjoyable.

"I am hoping that as I keep developing and progressing I will start to get more responsibility in races and move up a little bit to the second leadership role in some of the smaller tours."

Haig obtained his first victory as a professional in the Tour of Poland and is currently one of the strongest domestiques for Esteban Chaves in the Vuelta a España. "The team puts no pressure on the younger riders, and we get to take our time to grow as naturally as we can," he explained. "Nothing is rushed and that seems to be working really well for me.

"I want to really keep pushing to get better and this team seems to be the perfect place to do that."

Sport Director Matt White says the team is looking forward to see the continued development of the Australian. "It has been extremely pleasing to see the rapid development of Jack over the last year and a half on our team," he commented. "He arrived as one of the best under-23 climbers in the world and now has turned into a very reliable part of our WorldTour team.

"It's great to see Jack will be continuing his development with us, and we are looking forward to seeing how far his talent and commitment will take him."