Johan Van Summeren, who delivered Garmin-Cervélo’s biggest win in team history with Paris-Roubaix in April, will stay with the team through the 2014 season.
Team officials confirmed Tuesday that the 6-foot-5 Belgian will stay in team colors for three more seasons.
“I’m very happy JV (team CEO Jonathan Vaughters) offered me a new contract,” Van Summeren said in a team release. “For me that has been an easy decision because I really wanted to stay with this team. I love it here, with the atmosphere and how the team is working. I just like coming to the races.”
Van Summeren joined Slipstream in 2010 and rode the spring classics and Tour de France that season. Twice in the top-10 at Roubaix, Van Summeren broke through this year with a superb late-race tactic that fended off Fabian Cancellara.
“Johan has always been one of the best riders in the world — a rider who has worked tirelessly and most often for others throughout his career,” Vaughters said. “That’s what made the victory at Paris-Roubaix so special. We are thrilled that he will continue to ride with Garmin-Cervélo. He’s one of the best riders — on the cobbles and off — we could ask for.”