FROM TEAM SAXO BANK: The horrific crash during this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s edition of the Tour de France made no permanent damage on Jens VoigtÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s good health. The German is with his sense of optimism along with his everlasting stamina a constant inspiration for the staff and riders on Team Saxo Bank. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s why it is no surprise that team ownerÃ‚Â Bjarne RiisÃ‚Â has offered the Berliner another one-year-contract.
Ã¢â‚¬ÂItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a pleasure to sign the contract for another year with Jens. He has a magnificent important role to play on our team with his unstoppable will power and endurance. He is in many ways a role model for both the young and experienced riders. I believe he will return to the peloton with the strength he had before his crash and we are delighted that he wants to be a part of Team Saxo Bank for another yearÃ¢â‚¬Â, says team ownerÃ‚Â Bjarne RiisÃ‚Â on the contract with Jens Voigt.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I am honored to be offered a contract for another year and I definitely want to proof that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m back well and alive to do what I still think I can do. Team Saxo Bank is theBarcelonaÃ‚Â or Real Madrid of the world of cycling and I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to degrade myself to a lower standard. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m grateful to know that Bjarne still thinks IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m good enough to compete at this level. Another thing is that I like the riders and the staff IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m working with on the team. Here, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen the young generation with the Schleck-brothers and Matti Breschel developing into world class riders and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m looking forward to another year of racing with them and the rest of Team Saxo BankÃ¢â‚¬Â, says Jens Voigt on the renewal of his contract.
Editor’s Note: There’s a video message from Jens Voight on Saxo Bank’s website here.