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.
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.
“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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