Quick-Step Floors have announced that Enric Mas has decided to extend his contract, which will see him ride in the team’s colours until 2019.
After joining the squad from Klein Constantia at the end of last year, Mas has been gaining experience and achieving some notable results including finishing in the top 15 at the Vuelta al Pais Vasco and Tour of California.
At the beginning of August, Mas put in a remarkable display at the Vuelta a Burgos, concluding the race in second overall, ahead of many seasoned pros, while also taking home the best young riders classification, thus proving that his star is capable of shining brightly on the pro scene.
“I am really happy to have extended my contract with the team,” said Mas. “It is my first season as a pro and no doubt I felt the levelling up, but I think I can be happy with how things have played out so far and I hope that if I keep progressing like now, step by step, at one point in the future I will be able to stay with the very best riders in the mountains.
“My hope for the years that lie ahead of me is to be able to ride for the general classification in a Grand Tour, but I am still young and right now my focus is to progress as a rider and learn as much as possible, and on this team I have the best conditions for just that.”
“The squad is incredible, this year has been overwhelming with so many victories, and of course I want to contribute to that and dream about getting great results with Quick-Step Floors in the future. I was happy with my performance in Burgos, that I could be up there with the strongest in the mountains and finished on the podium, was something that really boosted my morale”, continued Enric, who also talked of his impressive ride on stage 6 of the Vuelta a España, which saw him come very close of pulling off a resounding victory.
“My first Grand Tour has been a fantastic experience so far. On Thursday, I was in the breakaway, on a stage with a lot of very hard climbs, but my legs felt good and I finished on the podium; this result and the sensations I had give me a lot of confidence and motivation ahead of the next two tough weeks, where I look forward to continue the learning process, as well as helping my teammates”, concluded the Spaniard.