Brent Bookwalter stays at Mitchelton-Scott for another season
Oct 20 2019 08:39 pm CET

Brent Bookwalter stays at Mitchelton-Scott for another season
Brent Bookwalter stays at Mitchelton-Scott for another season
Mitchelton-Scott

Mitchelton-Scott has announced the contract extension for American rider Brent Bookwalter.

The 35-year-old arrived to the Australian team at the beginning of 2019 after spending eleven years at BMC Racing Team and despite the setbacks that he has suffered from illnesses, crashes and injuries, the formation has decided to extend his stay for another season.

"In some ways, it’s been a long season, I think I underestimated the challenge of change but I maybe also underestimated the positivity, inspiration and invigoration it also brought," Bookwalter commented. "I was a little smacked in the face with the change after being in the same place for so long but it was a breath of fresh air to help find my best self.

"I didn’t check off all the boxes or finish all of the business that I set out to do this season but it’s given me some perspective on what it takes to be a cyclist at the top level. It has made me realise I have been really fortunate over 10 years to have been really consistent and really healthy and this year was one of my least healthy or productive seasons. That said, there are still moments I look back on and I’m proud of.

"I’m coming out of the season better than when I went in, on different levels than I would have expected. At this point of my career, I’m pretty open in terms of race program, it’s more about how I can best utilise my experience and my skills to contribute to this team in the most impactful way possible. The little taste I got of doing that with Simon and Adam this year in the GC races and it’s something I’d like to continue doing."
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BRENT BOOKWALTER
MITCHELTON - SCOTT





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