The British climber, top ten in Pais Vasco last season, inked a two-year contract.

Soudal Quick-Step and James Knox have reached a new agreement, which will see him ride with the team until the end of 2025. A solid climber, James has been part of the Soudal Quick-Step family since 2018, when he turned pro, and in that time, he delivered some strong results. The most recent of these were a runner-up place at the National Championships, held in atrocious weather last June, and an impressive eighth overall at the Itzulia Basque Country, one of the hardest stage races of the season.

“I am obviously very happy. I feel very at home in the team, and I am pleased to stay for two more years here. They have been my entire history in pro cycling, and I am happy to continue with Soudal Quick-Step. I want to say thank you to Patrick and all the sponsors of Soudal Quick-Step. It means a lot to be part of this great squad for two more years, so thanks to everyone”, said the 28-year-old Cumbrian.

Soudal Quick-Step CEO Patrick Lefevere shared his thoughts on the new deal: “James has been with us since the age of 22, and in all these seasons, he continued to steadily develop and learn, while selflessly helping the squad whenever needed. He is also a great person, equally liked by his teammates and staff members, so it wasn’t a hard decision when it came to prolonging our journey for two more years.”


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