Vasil Kiryienka adds one more season to contract with Team Ineos
Oct 24 2019 08:26 pm CET

Vasil Kiryienka adds one more season to contract with Team Ineos
Vasil Kiryienka adds one more season to contract with Team Ineos
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Vasil Kiryienka has extended his contract with Team Ineos for one more season.

The Belarusian former World Champion underwent treatment for a cardiac anomaly earlier in the year but worked hard to make his return at the Tour de Romandie at the end of April. The rider went on to take the gold medal at the European Games in his homeland and then rode the Vuelta a España.

"I am very happy to have signed a contract for another year," Kiryienka commented. "Having spent the last seven seasons in an international team led by Sir Dave Brailsford, I have gained invaluable life experience.

"I have been lucky to learn the habits and lifestyles of people from all over the world, and it is a pleasure to share a hotel room and work with them. The leaders in this team have the ability to unite people of different backgrounds and characters to achieve one common goal. This always helps me to go out there and give my maximum.

The rider also talked about the health problems that affected him early in the season. "The current season was not easy for me," he explained. "It was hard to realise that there were some physiological changes in my body that might not allow me to continue to do what I love. But thanks to the support from the team my condition returned to normal. A special thanks to the team doctor Iñigo Sarriegui for the work on my recovery. It was nice to see the positive reaction of some riders in the peloton to my return to racing. These moments helped me cheer up and win the European Games time trial.

"I am happy to continue in the team. This whole set up gives me the opportunity to feel happy when my teammates succeed or go for my own chance to win if it occurs. I am grateful for the opportunity to be an example for my children."
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