Sander Armée (31) has extended his contract with Lotto Soudal until the end of 2020. The Belgian rider, who claimed his first WorldTour win in the Vuelta last month, has been part of the team since 2014 and he was happy to sign for three more years.

Sander Armée: « It’s nice that I can keep working in this pleasant environment. It’s now my fourth year with the team and I immediately felt good at Lotto Soudal. I think that I’m the kind of rider who can help the team in a lot of different races but who can also get good results if the race profile suits my abilities. If our leaders are present, my role will be to help them as much as I can. But if there are no real leaders in the team, I can have a shot at winning. I’m glad with this situation and I think it can remain as such for the years to come. I still want to win another race, of course. I knew that I had a victory in my legs but it also depends a lot on the situation. I maybe have a little more confidence after my Vuelta stage win, and I hope I can repeat that in the future. It might be a race at another level though, but I will keep trying. »