Six contract extensions including that of Nacer Bouhanni
The Arkea Samsic team has renewed the contracts of Amaury Capiot, Lukas Owsian, Clément Russo, Matîs Louvel and Nacer Bouhanni for two more years, while Anthony Delaplace has been extended for another year.
“We have decided with the sport management of the Arkea-Samsic team to extend six of our riders who have reached the end of their contract. The choice of these extensions is part of the policy put in place with the construction of a sprint pole, classics, but it is also for some riders part of a cycle of further training for riders with strong potential who still need to be polished”, says Emmanuel Hubert who will detail these choices of contract extensions further.
“Nacer was the number one French sprinter on the roads of the Tour de France, demonstrating that his level of performance in the World Tour was still there. He scored three podiums in the first week of the Tour, and in Fougères, Nacer finished a quarter of a wheel behind the leader. We will continue to write our sprint history with him.
“In the space of a few months, Amaury has shown us his courage, his strength and his great abilities in the one-day races but he has also highlighted the collective spirit that he knows how to put at the service of his leaders when the situation requires it.
“Matîs has shown a linear progression during his two years as a neo-pro. We feel that his potential is still important as well as his margin of progression as much on the time trial as on the one week stage races as on the one day races”.
“Trained in the professional ranks by our team, Clément has established himself over the seasons as a driving force in the Arkea-Samsic team. He is a team-mate whose versatility is recognised by his leaders in both the sprint and the mountain stages. Clément also appreciates the classic races for which he has real ambitions for the future”.
“The perfect symbol of the team-mate who devotes himself to his leaders without second thoughts. Lukasz is appreciated by everyone in the team and his discretion is matched only by his talent.
“Marked by the Arkea-Samsic spirit, Anthony is the very example of self-sacrifice. An exemplary team member, he gives everything to the last drop of energy for the team, its leaders and our jersey”.