Tiesj Benoot signs with Team Sunweb: My biggest goal is to grow further
Aug 15 2019 04:53 am CET

Tiesj Benoot signs with Team Sunweb: My biggest goal is to grow further
Tiesj Benoot signs with Team Sunweb: My biggest goal is to grow further
Photo of Tiesj Benoot by Lotto Soudal

The winner of the 2018 Strade Bianche Tiesj Benoot has signed with Team Sunweb for the upcoming two seasons.

The Belgian rider will be joining the team at the start of 2020 until at least the end of 2021 and will have the goal to strengthen the squad at Classics and other races. The 25-year-old has shown his talents in one-day races not only in the Italian Monument but also by achieving top-five places at the Tour of Flanders, Dwars door Vlaanderen and the E3 Harelbeke.

Benoot has also shown that he is a strong rider in other terrains with good overall results in stage races like the Baloise Belgium Tour, Tirreno Adriatico, the Tour de Pologne and the Tour de Suisse. The rider has been in Lotto-Soudal since he became a professional in 2015.

"I was looking for a team with a professional and scientific approach where I can make the next steps forward in my career; that’s why I chose Team Sunweb," said the Belgian rider. "I’m looking forward to joining a strong group of classics riders at the team, where I believe we can achieve some great results in the coming years. My biggest goal is to further grow and develop as a rider in general and turn that into results with the team."

"We are very happy that Tiesj is joining our team and we can continue his journey to become the best rider possible," added Sunweb's coach Marc Reef. "Tiesj is someone we have been following for quite a while and there was already contact with him in the past. From the moment he turned professional he showed that he is one of the riders that was always there in the finals of the tough Flemish classics and was already close to winning one early in his career.

"He has also shown his versatility in stage races like Tirreno Adriatico, Critérium du Dauphiné and the Tour de Suisse; proving how strong a rider he is. As well as adding firepower to our classics squad alongside guys like Michael [Matthews] and Søren [Kragh Andersen], we’ll also look to achieve more top results in the difficult stage races, using his diverse strength as a rider."




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