Voss, Schillinger and Mendes renew contracts at NetApp – Endura
Three riders have extended their contracts with Team NetApp – Endura until 31 December 2014.
Paul Voss (GER, 27) has been riding for the team since beginning of this season. Voss was part of the selection at all of the WorldTour tours to which NetApp-Endura was invited with a wildcard. Successes so far include the fifth place in the German Championships, Top10 positions in the Dauphiné and the Brabant Arrow, as well as Top30 positions in four WorldTour races.
Andreas Schillinger (GER, 30) has been part of the German team since its first season. Schillinger completed the NetApp-Endura podium at the Ronde van Drenthe in third place. Finishing 7th in the first stage of the Tour of Bavaria, he displayed his all-round skills also in the sprint.
Jose Mendes (POR, 28) was signed at the beginning of the season. As early as in the first race, the Tour de San Luis, he showed his climbing skills with a Top10 place on the queen stage. He ended both the Tour of Turkey and Coppi e Bartali with an overall standing in the Top15. In the Vuelta a Espana, Mendes is currently riding in his eighth tour of the season.
“Over the next year we are relying on continuity. So I am pleased that we have been able retain key riders as Paul, Andreas and Jose, for the coming season. This means our 2014 squad will be comparable to the current team. I am convinced that this continuity is an important cornerstone for success in the coming season”, said Ralph Denk, Team Manager of Team NetApp – Endura.