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Team Sunweb extend contract with Joris Nieuwenhuis

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Team Sunweb are delighted to announce that Joris Nieuwenhuis has extended his contract, riding in the team’s colours until the end of 2022.

A former U23 cyclocross World Champion, Nieuwenhuis made an impressive start to his pro career on the road with Team Sunweb Men’s program in 2019. At only his second WorldTour race with the team, he finished fourth on a testing stage five at the Tour of California, following up with a strong second place on stage three at the Tour of Norway soon after. Nieuwenhuis continued his combined cyclocross-road program through the winter, his second season riding cyclocross in the elite ranks. His consistency earned him a solid tenth overall in the eventual World Cup standings, with his season highlight a third place at the Dutch national championships.

“I’m happy to stay with Team Sunweb because I believe that this is the right place for me to make some good steps and progress in the future,” explained Nieuwenhuis. “I’m really looking forward to doing the classics with the team, not only to experience the races themselves but also because I think we have a strong and powerful group of classics guys. I like how both me and the team think and work together; combining a cyclocross and a road season isn’t easy but together we make it work in a good way.”

Team Sunweb head coach Rudi Kemna added: “We’re really happy to have extended our contract with Joris for the next two years. We have a good relationship with him; cooperating and working well together since he joined Development Team Sunweb in 2017. As a former U23 World Champion he is a talented cyclocross rider but he is also very strong on the road too. We believe that in the future Joris can reach a really high level in the classics. It is an area that we want to work with him, helping him to develop and fulfil his potential, alongside continuing his progression in cyclocross.”