Swedish champion Kim Magnusson joins Slipstream Sports
Oct 31 2017 07:12 pm CET

Swedish champion Kim Magnusson joins Slipstream Sports

Slipstream Sports has signed Swedish national road champion Kim Magnusson. The rider takes a step up to the WorldTour from Team Tre Breg-Postnord.

Magnusson joins the American team with a two-year deal. "Stepping up to the WorldTour with Slipstream Sports is the most important step in my career so far," said the rider. "For the past several years, I’ve worked very hard in training with the help of Thomas Löfvist, and I feel like now is the right time to step up.

"To be able to sign with Slipstream Sports, which from 2018 has the Swedish company EF Education First as the main sponsor is highly motivating and fun."

He will join the team first to learn and as a support for the leaders. "Kim will obviously meet for the very first time a professional set-up at the highest level of road cycling," commented sports director Andreas Klier. "I am sure that this will help him to develop his strength, and I'm looking forward to seeing until which stage of a race he is able to support our leaders.

"As the current Swedish champion, he obviously knows what is needed to win a race, and maybe if the team strategy allows him to be in one of the races in a similar situation, he can take an opportunity for himself. He is an interesting rider, and I am looking forward to working with him."

"I want to show myself and the Swedish champion jersey to the cycling world in the best possible way," added the rider. "I’m eager to gain important experiences with a great team in a key year in my career.

"For the next season, I’m looking forward to a lot of things. I’m excited to meet my new teammates and the staff, get new influences regarding my training, line up for new races, and, most importantly, to compete on the highest level."
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