Alexander Kristoff has ended speculation about his future by extending his contract at Russian team Katusha at least until the end of the 2016 season.
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“It is unbelievable how the team was going the last months,” Kristoff said. “They all worked so hard for me. The teammates trust me and I trust them.
“For the first time I could work from a sprinter’s train. Our newly arrived riders all proved to be the right choices.
“I had a contract till the end of this year but my hope was to be able to stay with this winning team. It didn’t take us so long to reach a new agreement. I am very happy”
Kristoff has been on imperious form so far in 2015, with ten wins to his name and top-10 finishes in Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix.
Katusha has not released any further details of Kristoff’s new contract but promised more riders would be signed in the coming weeks.