Team INEOS are pleased to confirm that Dylan Van Baarle has signed a new three-year contract with the team.
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.”
Dylan van Baarle
Coming into this team it’s what I was aiming for – to be part of the Tour team and hopefully winning.
“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.”
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.”
His strong work ethic has seen him develop into one of the most versatile riders in the peloton