Luke Lamperti signs two-year contract with Soudal-Quick Step

American sensation set to join the WorldTour in 2024

Clock09:44, Monday 10th July 2023
Luke Lamperti in action for the USA at the World Championships in 2022

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Luke Lamperti in action for the USA at the World Championships in 2022

American sensation Luke Lamperti (Trinity Racing) has signed a two-year contract with Belgian team Soudal-Quick Step for next season. The move was confirmed to GCN by team boss Patrick Lefevere, who sees Lamperti as one of the most exciting prospects in the U23 ranks.

Lamperti currently rides for Trinity Racing and is set to compete in the UCI Road World Championships later this summer. He won the US Pro Criterium Championships in June and is almost in double figures for race wins this season, including a stage at the Giro Next Gen last month. His Soudal-Quick Step contract will begin in January 2024.

“It’s a dream come true. I went to a camp with the team in 2021 and Soudal QuickStep has always been a team that I’ve always looked up to. I’ve always wanted to be part of the Wolfpack, so turning pro there is a dream. I’m really excited to see what the next two years bring,” Lamperti told GCN in a phone interview following Lefevere’s confirmation of the signing.

“As a young rider I know it’s a team where I can go and learn from some of the best riders in the world. They’re always winning races with a lot of different guys and they always bring a lot of opportunities. They also have a high standard when it comes to developing young guys,” he added.

At still only 20, Lamperti could continue racing as an under-23, but has made the decision to step up early after already three racing seasons on the U23 circuit.

“I feel like I’m ready. Last year I was on the fence and I was a little back and forth about whether I should stay in the U23 ranks but I feel like I’ve ticked the boxes this year, and I’m ready to make that next step to the WorldTour.”

There are no current plans for Lamperti to join up with his new team as a stagiaire in the second half of the season. He has a few more races on the calendar with Trinity Racing before targeting the Worlds and the Tour de l’Avenir in September.

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