Swiss rider Marlen Reusser has extended her contract with SD Worx for another season, ensuring she will remain on the team until the end of the 2024 season. Originally, her contract was due to come to an end at the close of this season so the deal agreed upon and made public today adds one more year. After winning Gent Wevelgem this spring, Reusser was expected to have many suitors going into what looks to be a relatively non-blockbuster off-season for transfers this year. This deal takes a major star off the table for many other teams.
Reusser is targeting the World Championships time trial in the next couple of seasons and the Olympics TT in Paris also looms large in the 2024 race calendar.
“I am enjoying myself in this team. I am still learning here how to perform better. In the races we really race as a team, while in the preparation for the races we build that team spirit. It is precisely by always racing as a team that we often make the difference. Furthermore, in terms of racing style, I have learned a lot in the last year and a half. It was therefore my wish to continue with Team SD Worx in the important year 2024 for me.
After the spring I am going to concentrate completely on the time trial. First there is the Olympic time trial in Paris. Then I will focus on the time trial at the World Championships that will take place in my home country of Switzerland in Zurich in September. Those are going to be two major goals. I am also happy to face those challenges in the time trials with Specialized, because I have a very good feeling on those bikes.”Marlen Reusser
“We are very satisfied with Marlen. It is nice to see how she is developing in the classics. She has made steps in this field as well by improving tactically. Besides her own win in Gent-Wevelgem, she has also had a big part in the team’s successes in the other classics this spring. Next year, after the classic spring, Marlen can focus completely on the time trial. We will support her optimally in this.”Danny Stam, SD Worx team manager