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"I'm not the fastest guy in a bunch sprint but I can survive climbs and I always have fast legs to get a result in a smaller group."

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11.08.2016 @ 16:07 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Tom Devriendt will be part of Wanty-Groupe Gobert in the next two years. It will be his third and fourth season in Jean-François Bourlart’s team where he started his pro career in 2015.

 

"I'm happy with this new contract. The team believes in me. This year I became stronger. Now I can focus on my career for the next two years", Tom Devriendt said.

 

We often saw Tom Devriendt in breakaways especially in the classics.

 

"I want to grow up in this kind of race. It is my favourite part of the year. I think it is too early to get a big result in the Tour of Flanders or Paris-Roubaix but I want to contribute to the team's success."

 

This year Tom Devriendt took the third place in the kermesse of Wanzele but his most impressive result was a sixth place in the Eschborn-Frankfurt 'Rund um den Finanzplatz' which climbs to the World Tour next year.

 

"I'm not the fastest guy in a bunch sprint but I can survive climbs and I always have fast legs to get a result in a smaller group."

 

Sports director Hiliare Van der Schueren considers that Tom Devriendt made progress in 2016.

 

"He made a huge step forward in comparison with last year. He always did his best for the team. It was logical to reward him with a new contract and let's hope he can still progress and become one of the key riders for the classics."

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