Chris Froome among ten riders to extend Team Sky contracts

Tour de France champion and fellow Brits Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard and Pete Kennaugh sign new deals

Tour de France champion Chris Froome is one of ten riders to have extended their contracts with Team Sky ahead of the 2014 season.

Froome and fellow Brits Peter Kennaugh, Luke Rowe and Ian Stannard have all put pen to paper on new deals with the team.

And the Kenyan-born Froome is delighted to have extended his stay with Sir Dave Brailsford’s team as he targets more success in the future.

Chris Froome is one of ten riders to have extended their contracts with Team Sky (Pic: Sirotti)

“This has been an incredible year for me and I’m delighted to finish it off by signing a new contract with Team Sky,” said Froome. “I’ve been with this team since the start and I know this is the right place for me to continue to grow as a rider.

“It’s impossible to win races without the right team beside you so I’d like to thank everyone at the team for their continued support.

“It’s an honour to be a Team Sky rider and I hope to play a big part of its success for years to come.”

Stannard and Kennaugh formed part of Froome’s team in France, as did Spaniard David Lopez who has also penned a new deal to follow Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas’ mid-season contract extensions.

Also extending their deals with Team Sky are Sergio Henao, whose cousin Sebastian has joined the team for 2014 and Salvatore Puccio, who wore the maglia rosa at the Giro d’Italia.

Australian Chris Sutton, who was among the founding riders of Team Sky, has also signed a new contract alongside Danny Pate and Xabier Zandio.

Performance manager Rod Ellingworth said: “Everyone is excited to kick things off again in 2014 and we do so with what we believe is the most talented team in the world.

“We’ve consolidated what is an incredibly strong group of guys over the winter. The team’s core remains intact and that’s important going forward.

“Everyone is committed to keep improving and we always look to provide the best environment for riders to do that.”

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