News | Team April 12, 2024

Bjerg and Wellens extend with UAE Team Emirates

Bjerg commits till 2027, Wellens extends deal through to 2025

UAE Team Emirates will count on the services of Mikkel Bjerg and Tim Wellens who have both extended their contracts with the Emirati outfit.



Mikkel Bjerg, 25, who joined the team at the beginning of 2020 has inked a three year deal which will keep him at the team until 2027.



Bjerg: “I’m super pleased to be committing long-term to UAE Team Emirates. The team has believed in me a lot since the start of my career and I feel like I have progressed and grown alongside the team which I am proud to be a part of. Having the long-term support and expertise from the best squad in the world I feel like I’m in the right place and want to continue growing alongside the team.”



Meanwhile Wellens, 32, who has just finished off a successful classics campaign, will continue to wear the colours of the Emirati outfit for at least another season, penning a deal until the end of 2025.



Wellens:I’m very pleased to be able to continue with UAE Team Emirates and grateful for the opportunity. I find a good balance between personal ambitions and helping my teammates depending on the race, and it’s a role I am enjoying a lot. I feel honoured to be surrounded by such good strong people, not only riders but also the best staff. I feel it’s like a family, with a really positive atmosphere at every race. I still have a lot of ambition to stay at the highest level for years to come and win many races with the team.”