Laurens De Vrees to stay at Astana Pro Team for 2020
Nov 13 2019 09:44 pm CET

Laurens De Vrees to stay at Astana Pro Team for 2020
Laurens De Vrees to stay at Astana Pro Team for 2020

Astana Pro Team has announced that Belgian rider Laurens De Vreese has signed a deal for the season 2020.

The 31-year-old joined the Kazakh team in 2015 and right away became one of its most important riders, particularly in the helper role in classics and stage races. "After 5 years in the team I am still enjoying staying in Astana and working for our leaders," De Vreese commented. "I feel here like in a big family, I have really good relations with everybody in the team as we have a great group of riders, but also an amazing group of staff and sports directors.

"I am a team player and I am proud to be part of this team, especially, after such a successful season we had in 2019! I am fully motivated to continue in the best possible way in the upcoming season. The preparation for the next year is in full progress and I am looking forward to meeting all team at the training camp in December. I hope we can get even better results in 2020!"

Alexandr Vinokurov, General Manager of Astana, commented on this contract extension. "Laurens spent in Astana five seasons and we all know him as a 100% loyal team player," he explained. "We can always count on him in every race he is riding with the team as he is fully dedicated to team strategy and our common goals.

"This year we saw Laurens helping our leaders to win races, but also in many other races he was always next to the leader, helping him to achieve an as high result as possible. Besides this, Laurens is a very open and creative person who brings a really warm and friendly atmosphere in the team."