30 riders, 15 countries, 8 new faces
We’ve got new faces, rookies, veterans and well known faces. We’re a mixture of opportunity, education, racing savvy and exploration. We welcome eight new riders to the team this year, and also celebrate our first-ever riders from Japan.
“I like this year’s approach to the roster quite a bit,” said Jonathan Vaughters, the team’s CEO. “If you look at the entire team you’ll probably notice we’re a team that hits both ends of the experience spectrum. On one hand we have older riders like Rigo who have countless Grand Tours and seasons in their legs and the wisdom that comes with those. On the other end, though, we have some exciting young talents making their WorldTour debuts. This is a very exciting bunch of guys with a great staff behind them. It feels fun because it’s almost a trip back to this team’s early days with young riders learning the ropes. That’s perfect for us and our way of racing and teaching. I think we can all learn from one another this season more than ever.”