Vital Concept - B&B Hotels have confirmed the contract extensions of three Belgian riders on October, 2nd.
Kris Boeckmans, Jonas Van Genechten and Bert De Backer will, after two successful years, prolong their time at the French team in 2020. Boeckmans and De Backer extend their contract with one year, Jonas resigned until the end of 2021.
Jonas Van Genechten
“I’m very excited to prolong my stay at the team. I’ve been part of the team since the beginning: a great experience that created a deep connection with the whole team. It takes time to establish a structure like Vital Concept - B&B Hotels did, but this second season has proven that everyone can learn, adapt and contribute to the team. Extending my contract with the team was a logical decision.”
“I’m happy with my role to help Bryan (Coquard) as long as possible and see him cheering at the finish line regularly. The role of lead-out suits me and the recognition I receive for this job makes the difference. I also get the chance to play my own card and take my chance when it presents itself.”
Bert De Backer
“I realize I have a privileged position at the team and am honored to continue as a team captain. My passion for cycling is still the same as it was at the beginning of my professional career. I want to share and pass on this ambition to younger riders as well. I still have the motivation to excel in the cobbled classics and hope to animate those races in the next year!”