Season Tracker: U23s Going Pro in WT/PCT

Every year, the most promising U23 riders go pro at either the WorldTour level or Pro Continental level. At U23 Cycling Zone, we will track each rider going pro and relay them to you via this article, which will be updated and re-uploaded at the end of every month. Instalment one features the riders we knew were confirmed to be going pro before the 2018 season started, or were announced in January.

We will also update the list with stagiaire rides, although teams don’t usually announce those until June/July.

End of 2017-January

Harm Vanhoucke (Lotto-Soudal U23 – Lotto-Soudal) *Goes pro July 1st

Aurelien Paret-Peintre (Chambery CCF – AG2R La Mondiale)

Victor Lafay (Bourg-en-Bresse Ain Cyclisme – Cofidis)

Joris Nieuwenhius (Sunweb Devo – Sunweb Pro)

Luca Covili (GS Mastromarco – Bardiani CSF)

Tadej Pogacar (Team Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum – UAE-Team Emirates)

 

February

Robert Stannard (Mitchelton-BikeExchange – Mitchelton-Scott)

Alan Riou (Team Pays de Dinan – Fortuneo-Samsic)

Thibaut Guernalec (Team Pays de Dinan – Fortuneo-Samsic)

 

March

Joseph Areruya (Dimension Data U23 – Delko Marseille Provence KTM) *Effective immediately

Matteo Moschetti (Polartec-Kometa – Trek-Segafredo)

 

April

Nothing to report 😦

 

May

Sasha Weemaes (EFC-L&R-VULSTEKE – Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise) *Goes pro July 1st

 

June

James Whelan (Drapac-EF – EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale)

Julius van den Berg (SEG Racing Academy – EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale) *Goes pro July 1st

 

July

Remco Evenepoel (Juniors – QuickStep)

Max Kanter (Sunweb Devo – Sunweb Pro)

Stevie Williams (SEG Racing Academy – Bahrain-Merida)

Mat Burgaudeau (Vendee U-Direct Energie)

Giovanni Lonardi (Zalf-Nippo Vini Fantini)

 

August

Jonas Vingegaard (ColoQuick – LottoNL-Jumbo)

Yuriy Natarov (Astana City – Astana)

Damian Touze (St Michel-Auber – Cofidis)

Rasmus Tiller (Joker-Dimension Data)

Will Barta (Hagens Berman Axeon – BMC/CCC)

Stefan De Bod (Dimension Data Conti – Dimension Data)

Callum Scotson (Mitchelton-BikeExchange – Mitchelton-Scott)

Leonardo Fedrigo (Petrola Firenze-Hoppla – Androni-Giocattoli)

Cristian Munoz (Coldeportes Zenu – UAE-Team Emirates)

Daniel Munoz (EPM – Androni Giocattoli)

Francesco Romano (Colpack – Bardiani-CSF)

Alessandro Fedeli (Trevigiani Phonix-Hemus 1896 – Delko Marseille Provence KTM)

Stan Dewulf (Lotto-Soudal U23 – Lotto-Soudal)

Pier-Andre Cote (Silber – Rally)

 

September

Alejandro Osorio (GW-Shimano – Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Orvini)

Luis Villalobos (Aevolo – EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale) *Starts the season with Aevolo

Rasmus Byriel Iversen (General Store-Bottoli – Lotto-Soudal)

Marc Hirschi (Sunweb Devo – Sunweb Pro)

Edo Affini (SEG Racing Academy – Mitchelton-Scott)

Thimo Willems (EFC-L&R-VULSTEKE –  Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)

Alfdan De Decker (Lotto-Soudal U23 – Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

 

October

Tom Wirtgen, Lionel Taminiaux and Kenny Molly (all AGO-Aqua Service – WB-Aqua Protect-Veranclassic)

Remy Rochas (Bourg Ain – Delko Marseille Provence KTM)

Justin Timmermans (Delta Cycling – Roompot-Charles)

Gino Mader (IAM-Excelsior – Dimension Data)

Xavi Canellas and David Gonzalez (Caja Rural Devo – Caja Rural)

Manuel Penalver (Trevigiani Phonix-Hemus 1896 – Burgos-BH)

Ivo and Rui Oliveira (Hagens Berman Axeon – UAE Team Emirates)

Jonas Gregaard Wilsly (Riwal – Astana)

Petr Rikunov (Caja Rural Devo – Gazprom-Rusvelo)

Denis Nekrasov (Marathon Tula – Gazprom-Rusvelo)

Vladislav Kulikov (Moscow – Gazprom-Rusvelo)

Alexander Kulikovskiy (Gazprom-Rusvelo U23 – Gazprom-Rusvelo)

Sean Bennett (Hagens Berman Axeon – EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale)

Mikkel Frolich Honore (Waoo – QuickStep)

Jose Daniel Viejo (Caja Rural Devo – Euskadi-Murias)

Jasper Philipsen (Hagens Berman Axeon – UAE-Team Emirates)

Aaron Van Poucke (Lotto-Soudal U23 – SportVlaanderen-Baloise)

Matt Gibson (JLT-Condor – Burgos-BH)

Jaume Sureda (Caja Rural Devo – Burgos-BH)

 

November

Nico Saenz (Lizarte – Manzana-Postobon)

Ruben Acosta (Bicicicletas Strongman – Nippo Vini Fantini)

Mathijs Paasschens (Home Solutions-Anmapa – WB-Aqua Protect-Veranclassic)

 

December

 

 

Stagiaires (only those not confirmed to be already racing with their team in 2019 onwards)

Astana

Jonas Gregaard Wilsly (Riwal)

 

WB-Aqua Protect-Veranclassic (PCT)

Tom Wirtgen, Lionel Taminiaux and Kenny Molly (all AGO-Aqua Service)

 

FDJ

Clement Davy (Sojasun amateur)

Alexys Brunel (CC Etupes)

 

LottoNL-Jumbo

Jan Maas (SEG Racing Academy)

 

EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale

Cyrus Monk (EF-Drapac)

 

BMC

Alexander Evans (mobius-BridgeLane)

 

Willier Triestina – Selle Italia

Maxence Moncassin (GSC Blagnac)

Moreno Marchetti (Petroli Firenze)

Nicolas Rinaldi (Team Cervelo)

 

AG2R

Clement Champoussin and Nicolas Prodhomme (both Chambery CCF)

 

Delko Marseille Provence KTM

Robin Meyer (AVC-Aix en Provence)

Alessandro Fedeli (Trevigiani Phonix-Hemus 1896)

Remy Rochas (Bourg Ain)

 

Bora-hansgrohe

Johannes Schinnagel (Tirol)

 

Direct Energie

Marlon Gaillard (Vendee U)

 

Verandas Willems-Crelan

Guillaume Seye (EFC-L&R-Vulsteke)

Gil D’Heygere (VL Technics)

 

Cofidis

Antonio Puppio (Viris-Matchpoint)

 

Sunweb

Nils Eekhoff (Sunweb Devo)

 

Fortuneo

Karl Patrick Lauk (Team Nicolas Roux)

Florentin Lecamus Lambert (Pays-de-Denain)

 

Vital Concept

Maxime Chevalier (VC Pays de Loudeac)

 

Wanty Groupe Gobert

Alfdan De Decker (Lotto-Soudal U23)

Pierre Goebeert (AGO-Aqua Service)

 

Lotto-Soudal

Brent Van Moer, Gerben Thijssen and Stan Dewulf (all Lotto-Soudal U23)

 

Trek-Segafredo

Michel Ries (Polartec-Kometa)

 

Team Sky

Mark Donovan (Wiggins)

Ethan Hayter (GB Track Squad)

 

UAE-Team Emirates

Alessandro Covi and Andrea Bagioli (Colpack)

 

Mitchelton-Scott

Brayan Chaves (Mitchelton-BikeExchange)

 

Gazprom-Rusvelo

Vladislav Kulikov (Moscow)

Alexandr Kulikovskiy (Gazprom-Rusvelo U23)

Denis Nekrasov (Marathon Tula)

 

Burgos-BH

Angel Fuentes (Feeder team)

Gabriel Pons (Escribano)

 

QuickStep

Mikkel Honore (Virtu)

Barnabas Peak (UCI WCC)

 

Dimension Data

Matteo Sobrero & Kent Main (Dimension Data Conti)

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Season Tracker: U23s Going Pro in WT/PCT

  1. Thanks for your web. The correct name si Jose Daniel Viejo and not Dani Vieja. Dani isla petróleo name and Vieja a misprint. I read somewhere Thijsen Will Start as pro no julio 2019 with Lotto, is this correct?

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    1. Hi mate, thanks for pointing this out, I have made the changes. I have heard that Thijssen will ride from July 2019 as a pro with Lotto-Soudal, but the team has not confirmed yet. I will add him to the list as soon as they do. Cheers, Joe

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