Contract news roundup: Chris Lawless, Hugo Houle, Imanol Erviti
Sep 04 2019 08:35 pm CET

Contract news roundup: Chris Lawless, Hugo Houle, Imanol Erviti
Contract news roundup: Chris Lawless, Hugo Houle, Imanol Erviti
Photo by ASO/Karenn EDWARDS

More teams keep announcing their rosters for the next seasons and the lastest news includes contract extensions for Chris Lawless, Hugo Houle and Imanol Erviti.

Chris Lawless (Team Ineos)

The Briton, who gave the team its first victory under the new name at the Tour de Yorkshire, has agreed on a contract extension until 2021. "I think the win in Yorkshire showed what I am capable of," he said. "Of course, it was our first race as Team Ineos and all eyes were on the team, so it was a massive boost to win the race. I look back on that race with really fond memories.

"I just want to carry on trying to win bike races and see where that takes me. I stepped up quite a bit in the Classics this year and I want to continue to do that again over the next two years – to go further in those races and maybe challenge in some of the smaller Classics too. I also really want to put myself in the frame to ride a Grand Tour over the next few years. It's not easy to get selected to ride one of the three big races of the year, because the depth of talent we have in this team is incredible, but that's got to be one of my aims."

Hugo Houle (Astana)

The Canadian rider has added three more years to his stay in the Kazakh team, where he arrived in 2018. "I found here a nice bunch of friends and a great atmosphere!" he explained. "I feel very comfortable here and I’ve got strong support from sports directors, staff and my teammates. These two years passed very quickly and now I am looking forward to continuing working in this amazing team.

"I am ready to keep improving as a professional rider, to develop in races, to follow my goals in this sport. I want to keep being a team player as I like to help the leaders. In the same time, I hope to get some personal chances in one-day races or Grand tour stages. My next goals in the final of this season are the WorldTour races in Quebec and Montreal and the World Championships with the National Team of Canada."

Imanol Erviti (Movistar)

The Spaniard has added two more years to his contract, so he will be in the squad until at least the end of 2021. Erviti became a professional in Movistar in 2005 and since then he has remained in the team, becoming one of the most reliable men for its leaders and almost a symbol of the formation.

The rider has been part of the roster through 10 Tours de France -consecutively since 2010 and 12 editions of the Vuelta a España -2019 included.




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