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Philip Deignan signs new deal with Team Sky

This article is originally from Cycling Week

Irishman Philip Deignan will ride for a fifth season with British WorldTour outfit Sky after inking a new contract

Philip Deignan Credit: Graham Watson

Philip Deignan has signed a new contract with Team Sky, carrying him through to a fifth season with the British-based WorldTour squad in 2018.

The 34-year-old from the Republic of Ireland has been a reliable team member for the past four seasons, playing the role of tireless domestique. He says that the decision to stay on at the team didn’t take much thought.

“It was a very easy decision. I’ve been part of the team now for four years, I’ve settled in nicely and I’ve made so many good friends on the team,” said Deignan. “I feel almost part of the family now, so it was an easy decision to stay.

“I like the way the team works with everything being quite scheduled out and planned. I find I work better in that environment and the team provides all of that for me with such a professional set up and coaching.

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“We’re so well looked after on this team and I can’t take it for granted just how well we’re all looked after. It’s been a great experience for me so I’m looking forward to it continuing.”

Philip Deignan in action during the 2016 Giro d’Italia. Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

Deignan’s last victory was the 2013 Tour

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