Dylan van Baarle moves to Team Sky
Sep 18 2017 06:54 pm CET

Dylan van Baarle moves to Team Sky
Dylan van Baarle moves to Team Sky
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Team Sky has announced the signing of Dylan van Baarle. The Dutchman will come to the team to reinforce the squad for the classics.

The rider's palmares includes a victory in the 2014 Tour of Britain, as well as top 10 spots in races like Dwars Door Vlaanderen and E3 Harelbeke, in which he has shown his talent for this kind of parcours.

"I’m really looking forward to the next two years," said the rider. "It’s a dream come true to ride for the team and I think this is the next step in my career.

"I’ve raced against Team Sky for the last four years and you can see it’s maybe the best team in the peloton. Now I’m joining the team and I think I will suit the team well. I’m really looking forward to getting started."

Van Baarle has some clear objectives with the British squad. "I hope to get some good results next year in the Classics, but I think in small stage races I can also do a good GC performance," he added. "I have a good TT so that’s also one of my goals for the next few years, to show that I’m not only a Classics rider, but I also want to develop myself in the one-week stage races. I think Team Sky is a great place to help me do that.

"I want to target a podium in a big Classic like Flanders or Roubaix. That is my main target."

Team Sky Sport Director Servais Knaven thinks van Baarle has what it takes to form part of the squad. "Dylan is a talented young rider with who is keen to come to Team Sky and continue to develop," he commented. He will be a really good guy for us to have in the team.

"He’s a really strong guy for the Classics with a background riding in Holland and Belgium. This year he was fourth at Flanders and always at the front of the race. He grew up with these tough races and I think he can be a really good rider for us in the Classics."

With this move, the rider puts an end to four years with Cannondale-Drapac.
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