Slipstream Sports, LLC today announced that 2011 Paris-Roubaix winner, Johan Van Summeren, has re-signed with Garmin-Cervélo through 2014.
“I’m very happy JV offered me a new contract,” said Van Summeren.
“For me this has been an easy decision because I really wanted to stay with
Garmin-Cervélo. I love it here – with the atmosphere and the way the team is working, I just like coming to the races.”
“Johan has always been one of the best riders in the world – a rider who has worked tirelessly and most often for others, throughout his career,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports and Director of Team Garmin-Cervélo. “That’s what made victory at Paris-Roubaix so special. We are thrilled that he will continue to ride with Garmin-Cervélo. He’s one of the best riders – on the cobbles and off – we could ask for.”
Van Summeren joined Slipstream in 2010 and rode the Tour de France with the squad the same year. Among the tallest men in the peloton at 6’5″ / 197 cm, Van Summeren is heralded as one of the best teammates in the pro ranks. Prior to his 2011 victory, he had twice finished in the top-10 at Paris-Roubaix (2008 and 2009).
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