Short news roundup: Annemiek van Vleuten, Chris Froome, Jakob Egholm
Nov 03 2018 05:28 am CET

Short news roundup: Annemiek van Vleuten, Chris Froome, Jakob Egholm
Short news roundup: Annemiek van Vleuten, Chris Froome, Jakob Egholm
Photo by ASO/Karenn EDWARDS

The short news of the day includes a contract extension at Mitchelton-Scott, Chris Froome's South American racing and a signing at Hagens Berman Axeon.

Annemiek van Vleuten extends with Mitchelton-Scott

The world time trial champion told Dutch newspaper that she will remain at the Australian formation until 2020. "I had a contract up to and including 2019 and I feel very honoured that the team wants to extend my contract until 2020," Van Vleuten explained. "This is very important to me because I feel at home in this team and I am proud to be in a formation that gets better every year."

Chris Froome arrives to Colombia following Rigoberto Uran's invitation

The four-time Tour de France winner has arrived to the South American country to take part in the 'Giro de Rigo', an exhibition ride that will have him as one of the luxury guests. The race will be on the fourth of November and take place in the surroundings of Medellin, passing through towns like Guatape, San Rafael and San Carlos.

Froome has used his social media to post videos of himself jogging and trying to get used to the lack of oxygen of the city, which is at more than 1400 metres above sea level. It is rumoured that the rider will use this race to announce that he will start his 2019 season at the Colombia Oro y Paz 2.1 race.

Jakob Egholm inks deal with Hagens Berman Axeon

The Danish rider, who won the 2016 UCI Road Junior Championships, has signed a deal with the American. "I have followed the team for several years now and have always dreamed of becoming a part of this awesome group of people," Egholm commented. "I couldn't think of a better place to develop as a cyclist and person.

The Dane considers himself as a rider that can compete in different kinds of terrains. "I think it's due to my past as mountain biker where I learned to deal with all kinds of parcours. I consider that my strength."



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