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American Ian Boswell expected to stay with Sky

The 24-year-old American has impressed Sky staff and is close to signing a new deal with the UK-registred team

ABBEVILLE, France (VN) — American rider Ian Boswell will likely stay at Sky next season, team officials confirmed Thursday.

The 24-year-old is at the end of his three-year contract with the UK-registered team, but officials said it’s likely he will remain with the team through at least 2016.

“Bos has been impressive. He’s really stepped up this season,” a team official told VeloNews. “The deal’s not done yet, but it looks good.”

Boswell and Joe Dombrowski joined Sky in 2012, joining Danny Pate as the American riders on the powerhouse team. Dombrowski was on a two-year deal, and shifted to Cannondale-Garmin for 2015. Pate is also at the end of his current contract with Sky at the end of this season.

Sky brass said they’ve been impressed with Boswell’s progress.

“He really made a step up this year. He was impressive at the [Critérium du] Dauphiné,” the official said of Boswell. “He’s the commitment to live in Europe. He loves it over here.”

Several riders have been linked to Sky for 2016, including world champion Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quick-Step) and Mikel Landa (Astana). Richie Porte is said to be leaving Sky to join BMC Racing. Officials refused to comment on those possible deals.