Juul-Jensen extends with ORICA-SCOTT for another two yearsSat 12 Aug 2017
Former Danish time trial champion and 2015 Tour of Denmark winner Chris Juul-Jensen has confirmed the extension of his contract with ORICA-SCOTT through to 2019.
A strong all-rounder, Juul-Jensen has proved his worth and capabilities in all types of races from one-day classics to week-long stage races and the prestigious Grand Tours.
A strong start to the 2017 season saw the Dane wrack up a string of impressive performances including top ten finishes at Strade Bianche and De Brabantse Pijl before returning to a support role at the Giro d’italia.
A talented, but truly selfless team player Juul-Jensen spoke of the decision being a ‘no brainer’ to extend with the Australian outfit.
“I’m really happy to have been able to re-sign with such a great team for another two years,” said Juul Jensen. “After only a year and a half as part of the set up I already feel integrated and so well accepted by my teammates and staff that there was absolutely no doubt when it came down to making a decision.”
“The development of the team totally suits my characteristics, a young and ambitious GC team with an amazing balance of young, talented riders like Adam and Simon Yates and Esteban Chaves who are genuine Grand Tour contenders and the older, more experienced guys like Svein Tuft and Mathew Hayman.
“Maybe the best defining characteristic of ORICA-SCOTT as a team is the familial, supportive nature of everyone involved that makes you feel part of something bigger than cycling team.
“We know how to switch off, but we never stray from the task in hand and that really becomes apparent ten day’s into a Grand Tour and you realise the importance of what you’re doing and how together the team actually is.”
Sport director Matt White spoke of Juul-Jensen’s versatility as a performer and the Dane’s ability to perform in all kinds of race.
“Every team needs a rider like Chris,” said White. “He is a very versatile character, we can put him in nearly any race on the calendar over ten months and be confident he will perform.”
“He is capable of winning races on his own, but when there is a job to be done he is not shy of getting stuck in and getting the work done.
“People talk about winners and people talk about captains, but there are people that need to do the grunt work and Chris is one of those guys and he can do it anywhere on the calendar.”
Date of Birth: 6th July 1989 (28
Place of birth: County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland
Turned Pro: 2012
- 2015 Danish time trial champion
- 2015 Tour of Denmark – General Classification
- Winning team member of Alberto Contador’s 2015 Giro d’Italia victory.
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