Dimension Data extends with Igor Anton and signs Scott Davies
Sep 28 2017 03:41 pm CET

Dimension Data extends with Igor Anton and signs Scott Davies

Dimension Data has announced the extension of Igor Anton's contract and the signing of Briton Scott Davies.

The Spaniard will stay at the African team for another year after two seasons in which he has appeared at the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España. Before he got sick in the last edition of the Spanish Grand Tour, the 34-year-old rider was in the top 20 of the overall classification.

The rider has been in 19 Grand Tours which gives the team experience and possibilities to be competitive in big races, as a protected rider or supporting teammates like Louis Mentjes. "I am really happy and feel very fortunate to stay in the professional peloton for another year," said Anton. "I want to thank the team for this opportunity to stay in the sport I love so much. At the Vuelta this year I could see I was not so far off the top level and it convinced me I still have more to give.

"Whether I ride for a result or support the young guys like Louis Meintjes or Ben O'Connor, I am motivated to give my all for this very unique and special team. I think we have a very nice bond in the team and I am happy I will be able to remain in this environment."

Davies will be stepping up to the WorldTour from Team Wiggins and has shown his talents by taking the U23 British National time trial title and finishing in the top 10 at the World Championships U23 time trial.

"I'm delighted to be joining Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka next season," said the rider. "It's a dream come true for me to be joining a World Tour team with such a great cause. I'm grateful to Team Wiggins for their support over the last couple of seasons, and for giving me so many opportunities to develop myself. I'm now ready to continue my development, and start a new and exciting chapter with Dimension Data".
Image: Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka logo.





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