Münsterland Giro to be Andre Greipel's last race with Arkea-Samsic
Oct 02 2019 12:46 am CET

Münsterland Giro to be Andre Greipel's last race with Arkea-Samsic
Münsterland Giro to be Andre Greipel's last race with Arkea-Samsic
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André Greipel and Arkea-Samsic have decided to part ways at the end of 2020 after one year.

The German rider arrived to the Frech team at the start of 2019 and his stay at the formation has been unsuccessful for both parties. "Four weeks ago, I asked the team to release me from my contract at the end of 2019," Greipel explained. "Emmanuel Hubert and the sporting director agreed. I want to thank them for this year together. I would have liked to report better results for the team.

"Unfortunately, I could not prepare properly for our big deadlines. Indeed, during the first part of the 2019 season, I had to fight with a bacterium. I only found my abilities at two weeks of the Tour de France. The Münster Tour will be my last race of the 2019 season as well as my last appearance in the Arkéa-Samsic jersey. We will prepare this event well to get the best possible result. Then I will take a month of rest with my family."

Emmanuel Hubert, general manager of Arkea-Samsic agrees with this decision. "I am inevitably disappointed by André's performances this season, even though I know he is the first one affected," he commented.

"Our record together is far from satisfactory. An exit from the contract after a year was a possibility, we do not oppose it. This does not detract from his human qualities, appreciated by all, and the experience he has brought to our team. Personally, I met a great champion and a beautiful person. I wish him good luck in his future endeavours."




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