Big uproar in cycling over the signing of a new world star


His eighth place in the final Vuelta a España confirmed that Belgium has produced another cycling star of the future, a new Remco Evenepoel. At 20 years old, Cian Uijtdebroekspossibilities were confirmed which attracted the attention of all the main formations of the international platoon.

He Bora-Hansgrohe He had a contract with his young rider until December 2024, but everything went up in smoke when Uijtdebroeks unilaterally decided to change the scene. The former Team Jumbo-Visma, which will be renamed Visma-Rent a Bike due to a change in sponsorship, the signing of the young pearl was announced this week.

“He has signed for four years, until 2027,” said a note that revealed there will be a release clause for the Belgian with the Bora-Hansgrohe team on December 1, 2023.

An issue that still needs specific agreement, also waiting to see how the International Cycling Union (UCI). For now, Uijtdebroeks He is training in Spain with his new teammates, although wearing black because he cannot yet wear other colors, until his record is endorsed by the competent international organization.

Bora-Hangrohe warned the public that the contract with the rider is still valid, knowing that the cyclist is called by many formations, from Jumbo-Visma to Ineos, Groupama-FDJ or Lidl-Trek, according to Belgian media.

Sixth in the Tour de Romandie, eighth in the Tour of Switzerland, ninth in the Volta. At La Vuelta, the Uijtdebroeks revealed more and in a short time. He chose to stay with the team that dominated in 2023, which lost Primoz Roglica Giro champion surely destined for Bora, but retaining the king of the Tour, Jonas Vingegaardand at the best of La Vuelta, Sepp Kuss.

In the mess, accusations that Cian Uijtdebroeks was like a victim of bullying during the Vuelta by Bora teammates, who say there is an anti-Cian WhatsApp group. There was a conflict because the hegemony of Alexander Vlasovwho started as leader and finished seventh, one place ahead of the Belgian.

In climbing skills, Cian Uijtdebroeks points to the Giro 2024 as the main event of its next campaign. On the future horizon, the Tour. First you need an official record, that there is some agreement between Visma-Lease a Bike and Bora-Hansgrohe, by hook or by crook.

“The International Cycling Union (UCI) is monitoring the situation and emphasizes that the rules will be applied,” said the body that governs this sport.

Uijtdebroeks train in Spain. Bora want this to be their preseason headquarters in Mallorca, but Visma supports them in Denia.

Source: La Verdad


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