After announcing he was leaving Team Bora-Hansgrohe last Thursday, Peter Sagan has officially signed with French Team TotalEnergies until 2023.
Bora-Hansgrohe riders Daniel Oss and Maciej Bodnar have also followed in Sagan’s footsteps and signed with Team TotalEnergies.
Specialized, who have partnered with Sagan since 2015, announced they will be the official supplier of bicycles, tires, shoes, and helmets, as well as Roval wheels and components for Team TotalEnergies, who currently ride with Willer bikes.
27-year-old Australian rider Caleb Ewan has announced he will stay with Team Lotto Soudal until 2024.
In a press release, Ewan said “I feel very much at home at Lotto Soudal, it is a team I am proud to represent and together we have achieved some wonderful results but I am committed to ensuring this is only the beginning, we have some exciting times ahead.”
Lotto Soudal has also signed Bora-Hansgrohe rider Rüdiger Selig for two seasons.
Sam Bennett is returning to Team Bora-Hansgrohe after he left them at the end of the 2019 season to ride for Deceuninck-QuickStep.
In a team press release, Bennett said “I am very excited about returning to Bora-Hansgrohe. I had six incredible years with this team and I really feel like I grew up as a pro rider during this period. It was a really difficult decision to leave [in 2019], but I decided I needed to continue my professional and personal development in a new environment.”
After an impressive campaign at the Santos Festival of Cycling and after becoming the Australian national TT champion, Luke Plapp caught the attention of many WorldTour teams.
On Friday, Ineos Grenadiers announced Plapp will be joining the team as a stagiaire from 1st August.
“It’s the team that everyone dreams of going to, it’s one I especially dreamt of going to, then when everything was signed it felt kinda crazy that it’s all going ahead,” Plapp said.