Mitchelton-Scott continues to invest in its long-term Grand Tour general classification vision in securing Australian Jack Haig for another season.
Cycling Cental

17 Aug 2018 - 11:10 AM 

Haig has had a solid year of racing at the top level, playing a major support role for the team at the Giro d'Italia before taking on a leadership position at the Tour de Suisse and placing third overall at the Tour of Utah.

“In some ways, Jack has been performing on a higher level than we had actually planned," Sport Director Matt White said. "So we wanted to reward him for that with a new contract for next year and an additional year on top of that.

"It’s a win-win for all of us. It’s a reward for him, but we also have the knowledge that the relationship works and that we both want to commit to a longer future together.”

Haig, 24, who started as a neo-pro with Mitchelton-Scott, is now locked in until 2020 with a view to further development as a week-long race team leader.

“The goal I’d like to go into the next two seasons with is trying to take more responsibility in the week-long Tours and having a bit more of a leadership role there," Haig said.

"I also love working for the two Yates brothers and Esteban so I hope to continue in that role like I did at this year’s Giro d’Italia, and hopefully help one of them to win a Grand Tour in the next couple of years."

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