New three-year deal for Van Baarle

17 Sep 2019

New three-year deal for Van Baarle

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Team INEOS are pleased to confirm that Dylan Van Baarle has signed a new three-year contract with the team.

The 27 year old is enjoying his best season to date, taking victories on a personal level, as well as playing a key role in Egan Bernal’s Tour de France success.
 
Van Baarle said: “I’m super happy to sign a new contract with the team. I became a better bike rider here and I want to see the progress continue. Three years gives me confidence and it also shows that the team has confidence in me as well.”
 
The Dutchman took overall victory at Herald Sun Tour to kick off the year, building confidence with a stage win at the Criterium du Dauphine ahead of his first Tour appearance for the team.
Dylan van Baarle

Dylan van Baarle

Coming into this team it’s what I was aiming for – to be part of the Tour team and hopefully winning.
On making the squad and excelling in July, Van Baarle added: “This year with Egan winning the Tour it was a dream. Coming into this team it’s what I was aiming for – to be part of the Tour team and hopefully winning. With first and second it was a really nice three weeks.
 
“Going into the Tour I knew I wanted to be there for the guys for as long as possible on the climbs. That’s what I did and I was pretty happy with that.”
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Van Baarle heads into 2020 and beyond looking to progress in his beloved Classics, as well as aiming to improve as a Grand Tour support rider.
 
He added: “I hope I can be on the podium in a big Classic. I also want to be really important in the Grand Tours, helping for even longer than I did this year. That’s where I see myself in the next three years.”
 
Key to a series of impressive climbing performances is a new approach to training, including up at altitude with Coach Tim Kerrison.
 
Van Baarle explained: “The real switch actually came when I went to altitude camp in May last year. I was there with Geraint (Thomas) and I learned so much from that camp. Since then I feel like a better bike rider. We trained really hard and we ate really well. That was something which basically changed my career.”
Tim Kerrison

Tim Kerrison

His strong work ethic has seen him develop into one of the most versatile riders in the peloton
Kerrison has seen first-hand how hard Van Baarle has worked and also believes there is plenty more to come from the Dutchman over the coming years.
 
He said: “Dylan has been a great addition to our team. We always recognised his potential, and over the last two years his strong work ethic has seen him develop into one of the most versatile riders in the peloton, showing his strength across one-day races, time trialling and stage races.
 
“He has quickly developed into a key support rider in our Tour de France team who can be relied on to deliver in all terrain at the highest level. We are sure that Dylan's best years are still ahead of him, and look forward to working together to help him achieve his very ambitious goals.” 
NEW CONTRACT | Dylan van Baarle signs three-year deal

NEW CONTRACT | Dylan van Baarle signs three-year deal

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