CicloMercato 2024: Boven, Craps, De Vos, Declercq, Gachignard, Sepúlveda

In a week that was in some ways quiet from the point of view of the competitive calendar and as the end of the season approached, announcements and rumors of CycleMarket. In the WorldTour field, the one linked to the possible passage of Tim Declercq at the Lidl Trek. The Belgian “tractor”, the authentic flag of what it is called today Soudal-QuickStep, his contract with his current team is expiring and, at 34, he would be starting a new adventure. Reporting it is Het Laatste Nieuwsaccording to which Declercq would have preferred Lidl-Trek’s offer to that of Ag2R-Citroën.

The 22-year-old Dutchman will also move onto the WorldTour scene Lars Boven. There is no official announcement yet but everything seems to be done for the rider’s transition from the Jumbo-Visma development team to the Alpecin-Deceuninck. A leap into professionalism, therefore, for Boven, who just a few days ago was the protagonist of the Super 8 Classic 2023won by his future partner Mathieu van der Poel, placing fourth.

Passage of “qualification” also for Lars Craps. The Belgian, 21 years old, will join the Professional team at the start of the 2024 season Team Flanders-Baloise, after growing up in local amateur teams and spending the current season in the Soudal-QuickStep development team. For Craps, which obtained placings of the day both at Giro Next Gen 2023 that al Tour de l’Avenir 2023there is a two-year contract.

It moves too Lotto-Dstnywhich announced that it had extended its contract with Eduardo Sepulveda. The Argentine climber, who was a good protagonist of the first week of the recent Vuelta a España 2023has signed a new agreement that will expire at the end of the 2025 vintage.

Still on the Professional level, incoming movement for the TotalEnergies. It’s about Thomas Gachignarda 23-year-old Frenchman who has shown off with the Continental shirt in the last two years St Michel-Mavic-Auber 93 (recently finished in 11th place in the general classification Tour de Limousin 2023). He also signed a two-year contract.

For several young people entering the professional scene, there is also a rider who steps aside. He’s the Canadian Adam de Vos, who announced the end of his racing career. 30 years old in a month, winner of the 2019 National Inline Championship, De Vos lived all his competitive experiences with what was called Rally Cycling and which in the last two seasons has taken on the name Human Powered Healtha team that will close its doors at the end of the season.

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