Bauer stays on for a third season with Mitchelton-SCOTTTue 22 Oct 2019
New Zealander Jack Bauer has penned a new deal one-year deal with Mitchelton-SCOTT, taking him into his third season with the squad in 2020.
Bauer joined the team for the 2018 campaign and has gone onto ride both the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia as a valuable domestique on various terrains. Away from the Grand Tours, the Kiwi has been keen to get involved in the team's classics campaign, tackling both Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders in the last two years.
The 34-year-old will now head into his 13th season as pro and he’s looking forward to passing on what he’s learnt in his years in the bunch as well getting in the mix in the spring classics.
“I’m very happy, it’s been a great two-years that I’ve been with the team so far. I’ve been around the block, but I feel like I’ve learned a lot in this team and made some really great relationships. I really enjoy everything about the team, it’s a great squad on a personal level, but it’s also really high performing and innovative organisation.”
“In terms of that I’m really happy to be here, it suits my personal goals and ambitions, and just my style as a rider, so I’m excited to be here for a third year.”
“Number one, I’m here to do a job, I’m here to work for the team and I take that very seriously, being a reliable teammate and to be ready to support the team’s overall goals and ambitions race to race.”
“Personally, I’d like to take some opportunities when they come, they’re few and far between, but I try my best when they do come my way. I’d like to have a little bit more responsibility when it comes to the spring classics next year, that’s a goal for me.”
“I’m not the most outspoken person, but I believe the way you carry yourself and the day to day example you set is important, and in cycling you spend so much time together; we move as a group, we live as a group and we train together. The example that Hayman and Albasini set for me is definitely something I aim to try and replicate for the younger guys in the team and I hope to pass on what I know. “
Matt White – Heads Sports Director:
“Jack is part of our engine room. He did a great job at the Giro and has had a very consistent year throughout and we’re very happy to extend Jack’s career with us and we see big value in what he can deliver for this organisation.”
Date of Birth: 7th April 1985
Nationality: New Zealander
Place of birth: Takaka, New Zealand
Turned Pro: 2010
Joined Mitchelton-SCOTT: 2018
Images courtesy of Kramon.