EF Education-Nippo Termination of Stefan Bissegger’s Contract

EF Education-Nippo Termination of Stefan Bissegger's Contract

EF Education-Nippo Termination of Stefan Bissegger’s Contract

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 5:34 pm

EF Education Nippo has broken and expanded the commitment of Stefan Bessiger. The American WorldTeam announced to Jonathan Fogers this afternoon. The 23-year-old Swiss defibrillator joined the team on August 1, 2020 at which time he signed a contract as a new professional until the end of 2022. Details of the new commitment were not disclosed.

Bessiger broke through last season with stage wins at the Benelux, Paris-Nice and the Swiss Round. He also led the team hunt with Switzerland at the Games in Tokyo. The 23-year-old sprinter wants to continue last year’s streak. “I have big plans in mind for next season and I hope they come true,” he told EF Education-Nippo website.

Team manager Fogers Bessiger describes him as a “fantastic cyclist”. “The more dangerous, the better for Stephan. Instinctively he knows how to take difficult sections quickly. He is exceptional in time trials with a lot of technical corners and he can maintain his speed very well. I even think he can win his first Tour de France in a year.” 2022,” says the 48-year-old former professional.

Beseiger won a stage at the Tour de Switzerland last season – Photo: Kor Vos

At EF Education-Nippo, they are convinced that Bissegger has the potential to win not only time trials, but also the classics. “He is not only a time expert, but he is also very good at races like the Paris-Roubaix, which require positioning and raw power. In the end, I think he will also be among the top players in that match,” Futers said. Bissegger has already made it into the top ten on Roubaix twice in the junior class.

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“I am really looking forward to working with the whole team next season. I want to improve myself in the great classics and also in the time trials,” concludes Bessiger.

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