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Press Releases | 30.07.2021

BORA - hansgrohe retains Jordi Meeus for the long term

The Belgian rider has extended his contract early until the end of 2024. Patrick Gamper and Martin Laas have also extended their contracts by one year each. 

"I am very pleased that we have been able to extend our contract with Jordi early on. He has developed exceedingly well in his first year as a professional and has had an important role in lead-outs. However, he has also won races himself. We see a lot of potential in him, and are aiming to build him up as a sprinter over the coming years. So he will be racing more often for results as of next season.

We’d also like to give Patrick Gamper the opportunity to race for results himself. Up until now, he has predominantly been a helper, and he will continue in this role in the future, but not only that. We’re also aiming to support him in taking the reins himself.

As for Martin Laas, I can say that he has become a very reliable rider and an important support in lead-outs. He will maintain this role and bring his experience to different sprint trains. There will be races in which Martin will also be our sprinter at times, but his focus is predominantly on lead-outs." - Ralph Denk, Team Manager

"It's really great to see how much confidence the team has in me and I'd particularly like to thank Ralph Denk for that. I am very happy that I’ll be able to continue my development together with BORA - hansgrohe. The environment here is ideal for me. One could already see that this year, because otherwise I wouldn't have been able to manage my step up to the WorldTour so well. I am really keen to improve and I know that BORA - hansgrohe is the right team for me. We'll see where the journey goes, as a sprinter, one always has lofty goals, but I'm still young and I'll be taking it one step at a time." - Jordi Meeus

"Making the step to the professional ranks in 2020 was certainly not easy because of the Covid situation. Nevertheless, I’ve been able to develop well and was very well received at BORA - hansgrohe. I think that I fit with the team quite well and I'm really looking forward to developing as a rider. The support that I’ve received is perfect and the upcoming years will demonstrate to what extent I’ll be able to keep improving." - Patrick Gamper

"My first two years at BORA - hansgrohe have been a great experience for me, so I'm very happy to be able to ride as part of this team for at least another year. I would like to thank Ralph Denk for his support, but also the entire team. It seems like a lot will be changing in 2022 and it's nice to see that the team continues to have confidence in me. I’m sure that I’ll be able to support the guys well in the coming season. Riding for BORA – hansgrohe is a really great experience." - Martin Laas

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