Dylan van Baarle pens new three-year contract with Ineos
Sep 18 2019 02:39 am CET

Dylan van Baarle pens new three-year contract with Ineos
Dylan van Baarle pens new three-year contract with Ineos
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Dylan van Baarle has signed a new three-year contract with team Ineos after having the most successful to date.

The Dutchman made a move to the British team in 2018 from Cannondale-Drapac. In the current season, Van Baarle has taken a stage victory at the Criterium du Dauphine, the overall win in the Herald Sun Tour and was part of the line-up that supported Egan Bernal in the 2019 Tour de France, where the Colombian stepped on the highest position of the podium in Paris.

"I'm super happy to sign a new contract with the team," he commented. "I became a better bike rider here and I want to see the progress continue. Three years gives me confidence and it also shows that the team has confidence in me as well. This year with Egan winning the Tour it was a dream. Coming into this team it's what I was aiming for – to be part of the Tour team and hopefully winning. With first and second it was a really nice three weeks.

"Going into the Tour I knew I wanted to be there for the guys for as long as possible on the climbs. That's what I did and I was pretty happy with that. I hope I can be on the podium in a big Classic. I also want to be really important in the Grand Tours, helping for even longer than I did this year. That's where I see myself in the next three years."

The rider thinks this development in his career is due to a new approach to training, including up at altitude with coach Tim Kerrison. "The real switch actually came when I went to altitude camp in May last year," Van Baarle explained. "I was there with Geraint (Thomas) and I learned so much from that camp. Since then I feel like a better bike rider. We trained really hard and we ate really well. That was something which basically changed my career."
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