DURANGO, Colorado (VN) — Jens Voigt has signed to ride for RadioShack-Nissan through 2013.
The 40-year-old German made his announcement during the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado.
“I had good offers from two other teams, but I’m pleased to stay where I am. I really wanted to ride for one more year and I’m convinced this is the right decision for me,” said Voigt.
“When I told the boys, they were laughing that I said ‘one more year’ a year ago as well, but we’ll see what the future brings. I’m almost 41 now, but I feel I can still be an asset to the team, so that’s why I continue.”
Team boss Johan Bruyneel called Voigt’s decision “very good news for our team.”
“Jens is of great importance for us and I’m glad and proud that he wants to stay with us,” said Bruyneel. “He’s the perfect road captain. He proved that in the Tour de France this year, possibly his strongest Tour ever. Also the fact that several other teams were ready to sign him proves his value. Jens is really a school book example of a professional rider.”