BMC Racing Team today announced the extension of Samuel Sánchez’s contract beyond the 2016 season. For Sánchez, the 2008 Olympic Road Race Champion, 2017 will his mark his 18th season as a professional cyclist.
It was a natural decision to retain a rider of Sánchez’ calibre and experience, BMC Racing Team General Manager, Jim Ochowicz said.
“We are excited to announce the extension of our agreement with Samuel Sánchez into the future. Samuel is a key player within the team, acting as team leader, role model and teammate. His sporting accomplishments speak for themselves as he continues to bring good fortune to himself and the team,” Ochowicz said.
Sánchez is thrilled to continue his career as a cyclist. “Every day I feel more comfortable being part of the BMC Racing Team family, especially now that I am finally getting good results and achieving my expected performance.
On that thought, why shouldn’t I continue racing for the best team in the world?” Sánchez admitted. “I have the motivation to face another exciting year, discovering new races and assuming achievable challenges. I would like to thank the team for trusting me to be part of the roster for another year.”
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