Nate Brown extends with Slipstream Sports
Oct 19 2017 01:20 pm CET

Nate Brown extends with Slipstream Sports

Slipstream Sports has announced the contract extension of American rider Nate Brown, who is adding another two years to his stay at the WorldTour formation.

The 26-year-old from Colorado joined his current team in 2014, after having turned professional at Trek-Livestrong in 2010.

This season, Brown held the Polka Dot Jersey of the Tour de France for two days, after the third and fourth stages, before losing it to Fabio Aru on the fifth day of racing.

"This has been my best season yet," said the rider. "I have a lot I am proud of, but I think my proudest moment was wearing the polka dot jersey in the Tour de France. It was always a dream to race the Tour, and wearing the polka dot jersey was beyond anything I could have imagined.

"The moment JV (team CEO Jonathan Vaughters) came to me with another contract, I knew it was the right choice to stay. This team is a family to me. They have always had my back and given me great opportunities. I can’t wait to keep developing with them for another two years. I feel like I have a lot more I can give the team.

"I want to keep improving," he added. "Every year I have gotten a little better. I don’t think I’ve reached my full potential yet."

Vaughters added that Brown's 2017 season revealed a lot of what the rider is capable of. "Nate’s performances this season have given him confidence and furthered his ambitions," he said. "Nate has always been talented and hard-working. This year, I think he’s come to see what he's truly capable of, which makes him capable of even more. We know what he can do and now so does he."
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