Mikel Nieve extends contract with Mitchelton-Scott for two more years
Oct 09 2019 04:10 am CET

Mikel Nieve extends contract with Mitchelton-Scott for two more years
Mikel Nieve extends contract with Mitchelton-Scott for two more years
Photo of Mitchelton-Scott jersey (c) Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

Mikel Nieve has extended his contract with Mitchelton-Scott for two more seasons.

The Spaniard arrived to the Australian formation in 2018 and he is one of the most experienced riders in Grand Tours, showing his talents in the support of the leaders in the races. The 35-year-old has supported Esteban Chaves, Simon and Adam Yates and has added to his own palmares by winning a stage in the 2018 Giro d'Italia and reaching a top-10 overall position at the 2019 Vuelta a España.

"I enjoy it here," said Nieve. "It was a big change and last year I started pretty late racing and I missed a lot of days with the team because of one crash. This year, I have had a full year and now I have more confidence with everyone and I feel really good here.

"Last year was nice at the Giro with Simon and this year I have also enjoyed it all with the guys. I think over the next two years it will be the same role for me for at the Grand Tours - I have already quite a lot of experience there so I hope I can be important for the team in the important races and support them as best I can. We have a really good climbing group now and it's also really exciting to see young riders like Lucas (Hamilton) growing up and to help them is really nice for me."




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