Omega Pharma – Quick-Step announces it has extended its contract with Pieter Serry. The 25-year-old Belgian climber has been on the team OPQS roster since last season, and now he will continue riding with the team for the next two seasons (2015 & 2016).
"Pieter is an athlete I already followed with interest since before he arrived in our team's orbit" OPQS Ceo Patrick Lefevere said. "Last year he stood out for some good performances and especially for the brilliant 7th and 8th places earned respectively at the Giro di Lombardia and in the Clasica San Sebastian, which are two of the hardest classics on the cycling scene. Pieter is an excellent climber and considering his young age he has all the cards he needs to further improve and become an important player in the group that we're building for the stage races and which actually revolves around Uran and Kwiatkowski."
"I feel comfortable on the team, here everything is really well organized and professional but at the same time there is a genuine feeling to the human relationships that make me happy to be a part of this group" Serry said. "We are all friends and we have a lot of respect for each other. I really appreciate the fact that the management believes in me and I can't wait to repay them with great performances. In the near future I aim to further improve, especially on climbs, and become a man to count on for our GC guys, dreaming of one day being able to also go for an important result."