Team Sunweb are pleased to announce that Chad Haga has extended his contracts with the team. Haga extends for two years until the end of 2019.
Since joining the team in 2014, 29-year-old Haga has been an important support rider in Team Sunweb’s growth. After making the step up to WorldTour level with the team, he has been part of the squad that sealed four stage victories at the Vuelta a España, five at the Giro d’Italia as well as part of the GC-winning team earlier this year. Haga was also part of Team Sunweb’s winning line-up at Milano-Sanremo in 2015. Offering reliable support in the mountains and on the flat, Haga is also a talented time trialist, and has taken numerous strong top tens during his time with the team, most recently 5th at the Critérium du Dauphiné’s race against the clock.
Haga said: “I’m really happy to extend with the team. After being with the team for four years I feel really comfortable with my role here and am continuously challenged. I’m really happy supporting our GC guys like Tom and Wilco and hope to continue to build on the successes that we have achieved together. This season was the best year so far and I hope that our progression as a team will continue in the coming years. I look forward to seeing what the future holds and how we continue to succeed together.”
Team Sunweb head coach Rudi Kemna said: “Chad is an important link to our general classification team and over the years has developed into a rider that plays a crucial support role when the team are racing towards these goals. His strength in the time trials as well as in the mountains provide added value to the team and it’s great that we can continue to benefit from his strengths for the coming two seasons as we look to build on our GC capabilities.”