Jens Voigt extends with Trek for one final year

Jens Voigt solo, Tour de France 2013, stage 20

Jens Voigt has signed with Trek for one final year in the World Tour. The 41 year old is a huge draw to American fans and a key signing as Trek bolster their new team.

The American bike manufacturer bought the RadioShack licence from businessman Flavio Becca in June and promptly announced the re-signing of Fabian Cancellara. Both Andy and Frank Schleck have also been re-signed.

Voigt is the latest big name rider from the current set up to announce he will stay within the structure that should remain largely the same in all but name. "It's been three crazy years for me on Trek, with a lot of highlights, and I'm happy that we can go on for another year," said Voigt via a press statement.

"Looking at the young kids: I see the future. They are ready to spread their wings. But maybe I can close one more gap for them, or teach them something from my years of experience. I feel I still have some gas left in the tank, so I can't wait for what's coming!"

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.