6. Oktober 2014
Das Team Giant-Shimano verstärkt sich für die Saison 2015 mit dem
25-jährigen Amerikaner Carter Jones. Der Radprofi Carter Jones ist ein
junges Klettertalent, in dem das Team Giant-Shimano viel Potential für
die nächsten Jahre erkennt. Jones war zuvor mehrere Jahre als
Radsportler in USA aktiv und wird nun das World Tour Team von
Nachfolgend weitere Details zu dieser Bekanntgabe auf Englisch:
His best results this season include winning the
Tour of the Gila (2.2), 11th overall at the Tour of California (2.HC),
eighth overall at the USA Pro Challenge (2.HC) and seventh at the Tour
of Utah (2.1).
Team Giant-Shimano coach Marc Reef (NED) said: "Carter is a talented
climber that we have been following for the past two seasons. He has
been improving year-on-year and has already finished in the top ten in
Utah and the USA Pro Challenge.
"He's made another step up this year and with his climbing strength he
will be a good addition to support Warren [Barguil] and Tom [Dumoulin]
in stage races. There's still progression possible with an improved
race program and also the opportunities to develop his time trialing
working with the experts on our team, and to improve as a GC rider
He has had a strong season so far with Optum p/b Kelly Benefit
Strategies, coming onto the team's radar after strong performances at
races in the USA including at the Amgen Tour of California. Jones is
not only a bike rider, but also a graduate of the University of
Colorado where he studied Physiology and Sociology, completing his
studies in 2011.
"I am really looking forward to joining the team and the race program,"
said Jones from his present home in the USA. "I have heard great things
from Lawson Craddock and Chad Haga about the team, and that is what you
see from the outside too - riders making steps forward in their careers.
"I would like to gain experience in the WorldTour and to support
Barguil and Dumoulin, while also developing as a rider - the most
important goal next season for me is to gain experience. My current
director Jonas Carney has been instrumental in supporting me in helping
me step up to the WorldTour and I thank him and the team for this
Foto: © Cor Vos / Team Giant-Shimano