The Norwegian rider Odd Christian Eiking engaged for two more years with Wanty-Gobert. The Scandinavian puncher, in the picture in the breakaway during the tenth stage in the Tour de France, finished on the podium in the Ardèche Classic and the Plumelec-Morbihan GP this season. Last year, Eiking won the third stage in the Tour de Wallonie. The inhabitant from Bergen is associated to Wanty-Gobert until the end of 2021.
Odd Eiking :
« I am very happy to stay with Wanty-Gobert, where they welcomed me like in a family. I receive many opportunities for personal development and to continue practicing my passion. The atmosphere is excellent, which is very important! I want to continue to go well in this Tour the France, hoping to achieve a result on my way to Paris. Afterwards, I want to continue my progress in order to be able more often to claim the victory. »
Jean-François Bourlart :
« Odd is a key element in our team. I have high expectations from this talented riders for the next weeks and years. Odd is capable of showing himself on rugged terrain and to resist on the most demanding profiles. Aged 24, he is a perfect fit for our development politics. We showed this with Guillaume Martin or Xandro Meurisse: our talents can open up at their rhythm, without burning stages. I'm convinced that Odd will continue on this path by reaching, at the end of his first Tour de France, a new step in his career. »