Kevin Van Melsen extends his contract with Wanty-Groupe Gobert with one year. The Walloon rider will start his ninth season in Jean-François Bourlart’s team.
« I am glad to continue the adventure in the team. I have been here for eight years and I feel really good”, Kevin Van Melsen said.
Kevin Van Melsen was always on the offensive in the Flemish classics. Afterwards, the 29-year-old rider suffered from the knee and underwent surgery. « Despite my health problems I am happy that my work on the Flemish classics is rewarded. That motivates me already for next year, » he continued.
In 2017 he hopes to show great things again in breakaways. « After my knee surgery I doubted about the rest of my career because there were a lot of complications. I thought for a moment it was over for me. The team always supported me in difficult times. I would like to thank them by having a great season 2017”, he concluded.
Current team for 2017 : Frederik Backaert, Thomas Degand, Kenny Dehaes, Guillaume Martin, Tom Devriendt, Wesley Kreder, Kevin Van Melsen