Transfer market short news roundup: Luis Leon Sanchez, Johan Price-Pejtersen, Jonas Rutsch, Miguel Ángel López, Ethan Vernon
Oct 17 2021 12:58 am CET

Transfer market short news roundup: Luis Leon Sanchez, Johan Price-Pejtersen, Jonas Rutsch, Miguel Ángel López, Ethan Vernon
Transfer market short news roundup: Luis Leon Sanchez, Johan Price-Pejtersen, Jonas Rutsch, Miguel Ángel López, Ethan Vernon
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Teams like Bahrain-Victorious, EF Pro Cycling, Astana-Qazaqstan and Deceuninck-Quick-Step have announced signings and contract extensions for the upcoming season.

Bahrain Victorious has announced the signings of Luis Leon Sanchez and Johan Price-Pejtersen for 2022. Sánchez will bring his experience of 18th seasons in the pro peloton. "I’m really happy to race for team Bahrain over the next few seasons," the Spaniard mentioned. "It’s exciting to join this group of great cyclists and the vision to become one of the best teams in the world. I am sure that with hard work, we will keep a level that has brought so much joy to the team this season."

Price-Pejtersen will be one of the young talents of the upcoming season, following a year in which he won the U23 ITT World Championships. "First of all, I want to thank my prior team, Uno-X Pro Cycling, for our collaboration working towards my development and reaching my goals," commented the Dane. "They have been a big factor, putting me in a position to take the next step with Team Bahrain Victorious."

Jonas Rutsch has extended his deal with EF Pro Cycling-Nippo, just days after finishing in the eleventh position in Paris-Roubaix and showing his potential in this kind of races. "I'm so happy to be on the team," he affirmed. "It's just a good fit. The team trusted me and gave me a chance even though I'm young. Now it's a question of what I could give back to them."

After weeks of rumours after forcefully finishing his contract with Movistar, Miguel Ángel López has confirmed his return to Astana Qazaqstan with a two-year agreement. "Coming back to the Astana team is a return home," said the Colombian. "In the world of professional cycling, a rider who wants to keep on moving forward sometimes has to change something in his career, to gain new experience.

"Sometimes it is a good one, sometimes not. The main thing is that I am coming home to my team, the team that gave me so much and with which, I am sure, we will be able to live many more wonderful moments. There is a lot of work ahead for the new season to be successful for me and for Astana Qazaqstan Team."

The winner of the fourth stage of the Tour de l'Avenir, Ethan Vernon, will be joining Deceuninck-Quick-Step. "I'm really excited to be joining this fantastic team," explained the Briton. "Deceuninck-Quick-Step has a proven track record when it comes to helping young riders, so I couldn't think of a better place to start my professional road career. There is also an in-depth knowledge of sprinting, which is where I want to specialise, and I am really looking forward to getting to work, learning as much as I can and see where that takes me."




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