Key player Bewley extends with Mitchelton-SCOTTFri 26 Oct 2018
New Zealand stalwart Sam Bewley has re-signed with Australian WorldTour team Mitchelton-SCOTT on a two-year deal through 2020.
There since the beginning back in 2012, the two-time Olympic track bronze medallist and 2015 Giro d’Italia stage winner has progressed to become an invaluable member of the team and an intelligent leader respected by teammates and competitors alike.
A truly selfless and supportive worker for others on countless occasions when the Kiwi’s limitless engine has laid the foundations for stage successes from Grand Tours and week-long stage races to one day classics.
2018 saw ‘Bewls’ play a key role in Simon Yates’ thirteen days in the leader’s pink jersey at the Giro d’Italia and he continues to play a massive part of the Australian outfits team time trial unit.
“I’ve been a part of this team since the beginning when we were a team just trying to find our feet all the way through to monument victories and grand tour podiums."
“The way this team operates and has progressed together as group is something that is close to my heart.
“We are going to continue to do some pretty special things and achieve things we have been so close to over the past two or three years. I am excited that I will continue to be a part of that in the future.”
Head sport director Matt White:
“Sam has been with us since Mitchelton-SCOTT’s inception and we are really pleased to be able to continue our relationship over the coming seasons.”
“He has grown into one of our leaders within the team and brings with him great attitude and energy alongside an astute intelligence that he carries both on and off the bike.
“Sam’s all-round performance in support of Yatesy at this year’s Giro d’Italia was a highlight of the season and typifies his qualities as a communicator and selfless contributor towards the goals of the squad whilst displaying how hard he is willing to work for his teammates in any situation."
Date of Birth: 22ndJuly 1987 (31)
Nationality: New Zealander
Place of Birth: Rotorua, New Zealand
Joined Mitchelton-SCOTT: 2012
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