Etixx – Quick-Step and David De La Cruz continue together
The 27-year-old Spaniard inked a deal which will see him stay with the squad beyond 2016.
Etixx – Quick-Step is happy to announce that it has extended the agreement of David De La Cruz, a key support rider whose new contract underlines our focus on the future. On the team since 2015, David is currently riding the Vuelta a España, where he's put in a really impressive ride in the opening week, which comes as further confirmation of the steps forward he made in the past two seasons under the guidance of Etixx – Quick-Step's technical staff.
"I am very happy to have reached this agreement. Etixx – Quick-Step is the best team for me, a second home, where I enjoy being. I feel excellent here, I get along with everyone and it is thanks to this relationship with the team and the staff that I've developed so much. I want to continue on this path, I want to bring my contribution to the team's success and try to win a race", said the Spanish climber, who got to learn the trade at World Tour level in a wide range of races, from the Ardennes Classics to the Grand Tours.
Patrick Lefevere, Etixx – Quick-Step's CEO, was content with De La Cruz's decision to stay on board, and is confident that the 27-year-old can take things to a whole new level in the next seasons: "Since joining us, David put himself on the radar with some solid showings, so it was only natural to continue our collaboration. A loyal rider and a really great person, he's always been there for the team, performing well in a variety of races. Last but not least, we must not forget he's young and we don't know yet what his limits are, as he still has plenty of room for improvement."
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