Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018: UAE Team Emirates has confirmed the contract extensions of Norwegian National Champion, Vegard Stake Laengen and Jan Polanc, with the duo signing two-year extensions.
Laengen, who performed amicably at the recent World Championships and led the breakaway until the final 20km said: 'I'm very happy for the chance to continue for another two years with UAE Team Emirates. We are a united group. I get along very well with my team-mates and the staff, the atmosphere is motivating and it helps me better my performance, allowing me to take advantage of special moments like what we saw in the National Championship and the recent worlds. I can't wait to share more of these moments with the team.”
Commenting on his new deal, Jan Polanc said: “I couldn't have asked for more, it is beautiful to know that I will be able to perform at the top with UAE Team Emirates for 2019 and 2020. It's very motivating to see the team carry more and more weight in the peloton. It's path is upwards and I'm happy to be a part of this project. I'm sure that we should be able to reach the big goals.”
Yesterday, Polanc secured a top 20 finish at the Giro dell'Emilia and will be hoping to improve on that result when he lines up for UAE Team Emirates at the Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli later today.