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Team Sunweb extend contracts with Storer and Tusveld

On the first rest day at the Vuelta a España, Team Sunweb are pleased to announce the contract extensions of Michael Storer and Martijn Tusveld, with both talents staying with the team until the end of the 2021 season.

Michael Storer (AUS)

After finishing in the top ten on GC at the famous Tour de l’Avenir stage race in back-to-back years, Storer joined the team in 2018. In his opening season he finished fifth on GC at both the Tour de Yorkshire and the Tour of Slovenia; highlighting his abilities as a strong, talented rider. Still only 22 years old, Storer provides good support for the team on differing terrains as he focuses on his continued development and growth as a rider over the coming seasons.

“I’m happy to extend my contract with the team after two good years with them so far,” explained Storer. “The team has a plan for my development and that’s an approach that suits me; I’m confident of the structure we have made going forward. Working closely together with the team in this way works well for me, and I’m looking forward to continuing in this way in the coming years.”

Team Sunweb coach Marc Reef added: “Although Michael is already in his second season with us, we still see him as a young rider that is a big talent with a lot of potential. We are going to work hard on not only his physical level and attributes but also with our experts in all aspects of cycling to help him develop. We believe that his potential will come to fruition over the coming years that he is with us.”

Martijn Tusveld (NED)

Tusveld has had a difficult 2019, suffering a bad crash in Paris-Nice that saw him out of action until June. Help from the team combined with a lot of drive and desire, Tusveld worked hard and fought to come back to the peloton; returning to racing at the Critérium du Dauphiné. Tusveld is a rider who performs well on both the climbs and time trials, capable of providing great support in the GC. Embarking on his second Grand Tour with the team at the Vuelta has shown him to be back on track in terms of strength and performance, and the team look forward continuing their development together over the coming years.

“After my accident in March I knew I would be out for a long time,” said Tusveld. “I was very happy with the confidence the team has in me, they immediately came to me to tell me that I could sign a new contract with them. I feel at home and in the right place with the team and hope to be important for them in not only in the Vuelta but also the following years.”

Team Sunweb coach Marc Reef added: “Martijn has had a really difficult year after his crash in Paris–Nice but he has worked hard to come back. We have big trust in his capabilities as a rider and we are happy to extend his contract. The first focus for him will be in GC support at one week stage races and Grand Tours. We will also focus on his general development as we feel that he is a rider who still has a lot more potential in both climbing and in time trials.”