Trek-Segafredo is pleased to announce that it has agreed with Japanese rider Fumiyuki Beppu to extend the term of his contract by two years through 2020.
Fumy, 35, has been with Trek-Segafredo since the team's conception in 2014, and has rightfully claimed a spot in its infrastructure. His charisma and relentless work ethic make him an indispensable teammate.
"I'm very grateful that I could renew my contract with Trek-Segafredo until the year of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Those Olympics will be very special for me since they will be held in my home country. Of course, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be one of my big goals. It has been 18 years since I left Japan and I have spent half of my life in Europe to race on European soil, so to be able to keep on racing until the 2020 Summer Olympics, that means a lot to me. Over my whole career, I have seen many changes in cycling, but they haven't changed my passion and belief in this amazing sport. I will continue to give it my all in the two coming years."
General Manager Luca Guercilena: “A strong team needs a solid base; you can’t be ambitious if you don’t have a solid foundation. Just like Koen de Kort and Markel Irizar, who renewed contracts with the team recently, Fumy has a long track record as a team player; he's a selfless worker that gives everything for his teammates. Fumy is a very versatile rider and therefore has a vital place in our team. I am pleased to have Fumy on the team for another two years."
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