By Jesper Johannesen, Feltet.dk
Danish professional René Jørgensen has signed a contract with Continental team Designa Køkken. The Danish team will expand their race program considerably next season and the contract with the now former Barloworld rider can be seen as step towards a professional status aimed at for 2008. "I will still have the opportunity to live in Luxembourg, and primarily focus on the team’s international calendar," René Jørgensen said. "I’ll almost only ride in Denmark in UCI races, but that certainly won’t mean that I’ll be wasting my time."
Originally, Jørgensen had signed for Barloworld for the 2006 season, but as the group behind the team decided to cut down on the team’s budget and change the management, there suddenly wasn't room for the Danish rider anymore. Team Designa Køkken, which has it’s headquarters in Silkeborg, immediately contacted the Danish rider and quickly reached an agreement binding the rider for the next season, at first.
"I’m very happy to get this opportunity, and I’m very impressed with the professionalism of the team. I don’t think I’ve ever read a contract that simple and easy to read. It’s clear that the people behind the team are very qualified and worth trusting", a relieved Jørgensen added. Team Designa Køkken now has 15 riders under contract for the coming season.