Eli Iserbyt extends contract with Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal until the end of 2026

    “Our fruitful collaboration will therefore be continued until the end of 2026. That is still a very long time, but Eli deserves such a long-term agreement,” says Jurgen Mettepenningen. “This contract extension gives him a lot of security, but also our team and our sponsors. Eli is a rider who colors the season, especially in the period when Wout van Aert and Mathieu van Der Poel are not there. wins with a rider like him and that as a team you will continue to ride a lot in the picture. Iserbyt is a winner, and we as a team have grown with it. It is nice to work with Eli and his entourage.”

    “I am someone who is looking for continuity. I feel fine within Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal,” Eli Iserbyt reports. “This is a very good environment, in which I am very well supported. I also feel completely at home here. Like the team, I mainly focus on cyclo-cross and do not aspire to a career on the road. I also do not forget how I came into this team. Jurgen Mettepenningen gave me opportunities as a young talent. He invested in me. At that time, he was one of the only managers who really believed in me. I’m glad I’ve had him a lot in recent seasons can give back. Together we have taken each other to a higher level. This contract extension is a nice reward for the work of the past few years.”

    back problems

    After the back problems earlier this summer, Iserbyt is now conditionally ready for the start of the cyclocross season. On Sunday he will complete his first cyclocross in the Exact Cross in Kruibeke. “The injury has dragged on for a long time, but is now completely a thing of the past. I had to reduce the training sessions for a while, but I have been back to work since mid-June. On our cyclocross training a few weeks ago, I rediscovered the good feeling. on time After Gieten has left the Superprestige, my focus is mainly on the start of the World Cup in the US and everything that comes after. I see the first motocross weeks mainly as a period in which I want to continue working on my condition, but Winning remains very important, so from Kruibeke it is immediately important to show that we are ready as a team, and that we are trying to take the win together with Michael Vanthourenhout and Ryan Kamp,” concludes Eli Iserbyt