Danish rider Chris Juul-Jensen will stay with the Mitchelton-SCOTT team for the next two seasons, the team announced today.
30-year-old Juul-Jensen joined the Australian outfit back in 2016 and has proven to be one of the most reliable support riders, having continued to grow with the squad and regularly be an important part of the team’s victories.
Chris Juul-Jensen: “The last four-years have been as good as I expected in terms of how I imaged the team before I joined. They’ve lived up to all expectations, it is a team that I really like to be on, both on the personal side of things and also the sporting side of things.
“I feel like I have developed into the type of rider I saw myself as, as a trusted domestique but the team still gives the freedom to pursue your own chances when they’re there.
“Within the four-years that I have been here, Mitchelton-SCOTT has developed into a general classification team with a massive string of big GC results but also one-day results. There’s so much to ride for but also so many riders to ride for, which makes my job so enjoyable.
“It has to be one of the few teams that still has most of the same staff than when they started eight-years ago and that makes a massive difference and a great atmosphere. I couldn’t really imagine myself happier anywhere else.
“It is pretty easy when I look ahead to the year to come, I just wanted to get better at what I am doing and have more responsibility as the domestique that I am within the team.”
Matt White – Mitchelton-SCOTT Head Sport Director: “Chris is someone who has really grown into this organisation and as a leader of this team since he joined us in 2016. He is very very reliable, very versatile and, as we’ve seen in the last couple of years, a guy we can take anywhere on the calendar.
“He has become an integral part of our engine room and in help us try to achieve goals, especially in stage races.”