Nick Nuyens signs with Garmin-Sharp through 2015

The 32-year-old Belgian brings a wealth of experience to Garmin's classics squad

BOULDER, Colorado (VN) — Nick Nuyens has signed with Garmin-Sharp through 2015, the team announced Saturday.

“I am really happy to join Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda. I have always admired and been charmed by them,” said Nuyens, who leaves Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank. “The team is well structured, has a super team spirit and it’s just a really strong squad with a good mix of young talent and a lot of experience. I’m looking forward to being a part of it.”

The 32-year-old Belgian’s palmares include victories at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, Omloop Het Volk, Dwars door Vlaanderen, Paris-Brussels and the Tour of Flanders.

“Nick is a huge talent and we are thrilled that he will be joining Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda next season,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports. “We have wanted to continue to bolster our classics team, and Nick is obviously a tremendous addition for us. His talent, experience and deep knowledge of these races will be invaluable.”