André Greipel and the team Arkéa Samsic confirm the dissolution of the contract on 31.12.2019.
André Greipel : « About 4 weeks ago I asked the management of the team to terminate the contract towards the end of the year. Emmanuel Hubert and the team management have agreed to this request. I am very grateful for the cooperation we had in 2019.
I would have liked to have extended the season statistics, but I was not optimally prepared for my season highlights. In the first half of the season I had to fight several months with a bacterial disease and once 100% healed, unfortunately, this was only two weeks before the Tour de France.
The Sparkassen Münsterland Giro on 03.10.2019 will be my last race in the 2019 season and also my last race for the Team Arkéa Samsic. Being at the start in Germany is always a special event for a German rider. Of course, we will prepare very well and work towards a top result in this final race. After this, I will start my recovery and a family vacation.
Until the beginning of November, I will leave my social media accounts silent and am not available for requests from the media. In the week of 4.-10. November I will inform you about the 2020 cycling season. Dear cycling friends, dear fans : i cannot thank you enough for your understanding and your ongoing support. »
Emmanuel Hubert – manager : « I am obviously disappointed by Andre’s performances this season even if I know he is the first affected. Our results together are far from satisfying. Getting out to the contract was an option, we are not opposed. It doesn’t take away anything from his human qualities which were greatly appreciated within the team or from the experience he brought to the squad. Personally, I met a great champion and a good person. I wish him good luck in his future endeavors. »