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2018 Omnium World Champion Szymon Sajnok Signs with Continuum Sports

16. August 2018, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team

(c) Chris Auld Photography

Polish track star Szymon Sajnok will make his WorldTour debut when he moves from CCC Sprandi Polkowice to Continuum Sports for the 2019 season.

The 20-year-old, who was crowned omnium world champion at the 2018 UCI Track World Championships, shows tremendous potential on the road, Continuum Sports General Manager Jim Ochowicz said.

“Szymon Sajnok is one of the most talented up-and-coming Polish riders and if his results on the track are anything to go by, we can expect big things from him in the coming years. Already, at such a young age, Szymon has showed signs of what is to come with third place at Rund um Köln this year against some of the best sprinters in the peloton. Back in 2015, he was fifth at Paris-Roubaix Juniors amongst riders who are now in the WorldTour. With his track background and obvious strength in the omnium, Szymon is naturally a good sprinter and time trialist and we plan on developing his abilities in these disciplines as well,” Ochowicz said.

“Szymon has already impressed in his debut season with CCC Sprandi Polkowice and with CCC becoming title sponsor of Continuum Sports in 2019, it was an obvious decision to bring him on board for his second neo pro year. He will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best and most experienced riders in the peloton when he joins the team next year, so we are looking forward to seeing Szymon develop further.”

Sajnok is excited to transition to the WorldTour and continue his development on the road.

“I am very happy to have the opportunity to keep developing as a rider and grow in a WorldTour environment. This is a step forward in my career and an amazing challenge so I thank the team for their confidence in me. My main goal is to gain experience and to learn as much as possible from the more experienced riders. To race in the same team as an Olympic champion gives me an amazing feeling and it's a great honor. Although it will be new for me during my first season, I will give the team everything I have and make the most of this opportunity,” Sajnok said.

“Although I do not know my program yet, I would like to perform well in the classics as I like these races and I think they suit me more. I will try my best to fight in the bunch sprints and show what I can do in different races.”

In keeping with team policy, no other details of the contract were released.

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