Two more years for Pieter Serry with Quick-Step Floors
The 28-year-old, a pro since 2011, will continue with the team managed by Patrick Lefevere until 2019.
Pieter Serry has become the sixth rider to sign a new contract with Quick-Step Floors, after Julian Alaphilippe, Fernando Gaviria, Philippe Gilbert, Bob Jungels and Maximiliano Richeze. Top 10 at the Vuelta a San Juan in January, the Belgian didn't have the smoothest first part of season, as a collarbone injury forced him to skip the Ardennes Classics, but his sheer determination brought him soon back on the bike and in May he rode the Giro d'Italia, helping the team secure five stage victories, two jerseys and an eighth place overall.
"I am very happy here, so it was a no-brainer to renew. After five years, this team is like a family to me, the professionalism of the guys here is incredible, and in the end it really wasn't a question of staying or not. It's an honour to ride for the best team in the world", a beaming Pieter said.
Serry talked also of his role within the team: "I am here to help Quick-Step Floors, to control the peloton and to give my everything, it's what I am really good at. Ok, due to bad luck, this season hasn't been the best for me, but next year I want to be there for our leaders in the big races, help them nab important victories and get my chance in the smaller ones."
"Pieter Serry is with us for five years now and we are glad he'll continue for two more. He is a rider you can always rely on, as he supports the team in every race, be it on the flat or on the climbs; his experience, determination and fighting spirit are qualities we prize and which make him an important member of our outfit", Patrick Lefevere said after securing the Belgian's services through 2019.
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