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Hugo Houle Renews With AG2R Until 2017

by John Symon

September 09, 2015 – Quebec rider Hugo Houle has extended his contract with French-based AG2R La Mondiale WorldTour team through to 2017 according to his blog (in French). “I am proud to announce that I will continue to ride wearing the colours ofAG2R La mondiale for the 2016 and 2017 seasons,” Houle writes.

Hugo Houle en route to victory [P] Pasquale Stalteri
“It is a great sign of that the team has confidence in me. It was natural that I extend my contract. Over the past three seasons, I have integrated well into the team despite how they still make fun of my (Quebec) accent,” he continued.

Hugo Houle [P] Peter Kraiker

Houle, who turns 25 this month, completed the 2015 Giro d’Italia and claimed the Canadian senior men’s ITT title for the first time this year. He also won ITT gold at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. Formerly a rider with the now defunct SpiderTech team, Houle began riding for AG2R in 2013.

The accomplished pro also writes that he eventually wants to compete at the Tour de France and at the Olympic Games.

Visit Houle’s blog here.

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