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by Mark Zalewski
November 2, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Aert and Verschueren defend in Koppenbergcross; Team Novo Nordisk CEO Southerland calls for more nuanced debate on TUEs; Vaughters on WorldTour: A race to the bottom; Shane Sutton responds to findings of internal investigation; Van der Haar returns to podium; Nicholas Roche talks about move from Sky to BMC; RideLondon-Surrey Classic and Velon sign three-year partnership; Phil Gaimon announces retirement; Bahrain-Merida filling out roster, has first training camp; Colin Joyce joins Rally Cycling; Jelly Belly trading gaining European experience with return of Tvetcov; Give your bicycle a ‘boost’; Ride a bike on your stomach.
In the same press release the said farewell to Lachlan Morton, who is heading back to the European peloton with Dimension Data, the Jelly Belly-Maxxis team welcomed back Serghei Tevtcov, who left the US domestic team to spend the past two seasons racing for the Italian Androni Giacattoli team.
“I am very excited to come back with new experience and goals, especially in the team where I had great support from everyone,” Tvetcov said.
The 24-year-old had breakout success when riding for Jelly Belly-Maxxis, particularly in 2014 when he defended his overall win at the Cascade Classic and third overall at the USA Pro Challenge. This led to his two-year contract with the Italian ProContiental squad.
However, he was unable to translate his US domestic results into breakout performances in the European races.
“It was great two years spent in the big team and doing big races like Giro d’Italia and Milan-San Remo,” he said. “In my opinion cycling is a super endurance sport where when you get older you get stronger, like tactically, mentally and, of course, physically. I feel like a have more potential to grow as a rider even in next few years.”
Click through to read more at the Jelly Belly Cycling website.