Henao happy to continue with team

23 Oct 2019

Henao happy to continue with team

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Sebastian Henao is looking forward to spending a further two seasons with Team INEOS as he continues to develop amongst his ‘second family’.

The 26-year-old Colombian joined the team back in 2014, and during the subsequent six seasons he’s grown into a dependable and experienced professional.
 
2019 saw Henao tackle two Grand Tours in a single season for the first time, a key point in his development as a support rider.
 
On signing a new two-year deal Henao confirmed: “I’m very excited to be able to continue with this great team. Ever since my first season I have felt like home here – it’s like my second family. All of the team, riders and staff, are incredible to work with and I have learned a lot in my last six years here. 
 
“I favour week-long races and especially the Grand Tours. I want to keep developing and improving my skills in these races. I have more experience now and I’m able to contribute even more to help the team and give my all.”
Sebastian Henao

Sebastian Henao

Ever since my first season I have felt like home here – it’s like my second family.
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Henao’s coach Xabier Artetxe has seen him develop first-hand and explains there are new levels he can reach in the coming seasons.
 
He said: “Sebastian has become a really good support rider and he feels comfortable doing this job for the big leaders in the team. He continues to develop in this role and he’s a solid rider in the mid-mountains. 

“He’s gained more and more experience with each season, including in big races like the Giro and Paris-Nice. The Sport Directors and leaders all trust him, and after doing two Grand Tours this season he’s at a key point in his career. He’s in a great environment where he can continue to improve and be solid throughout a season.” 

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