The 21-year-old will ride for Deceuninck – Quick-Step in the next two seasons.
Ethan Vernon has joined the most successful team in the world on a contract that will run until the end of 2023. The young Brit has taken several impressive results so far on his palmares, including a victory on stage 4 of this year’s Tour de l’Avenir, in Bar-le-Duc, and a top 10 at the World Championships in the U23 individual time trial.
In a video released on the Deceuninck – Quick-Step social media channels, Vernon revealed where his love of cycling came from and what his life is like at home in Manchester, England. Further to that, he spoke of his happiness to be joining the Wolfpack from next season.
“I’m really excited to be joining this fantastic team. Deceuninck – Quick-Step has a proven track record when it comes to helping young riders, so I couldn’t think of a better place to start my professional road career. There is also an in-depth knowledge of sprinting, which is where I want to specialise, and I am really looking forward to getting to work, learning as much as I can and see where that takes me”, said Ethan, who started off with BMX racing before switching to road and track, in the latter making Great Britain’s pursuit team for the 2020 Olympics and taking a silver medal in the 1km TT at the European Championships.
Speaking of having the young Brit join his team, Deceuninck – Quick-Step CEO Patrick Lefevere said: “We have had Ethan on our radar this summer and we know that his signature was sought-after by other teams, so we are very happy that he has joined us. He has proved at U23 level that he has a fast finish, as well as some good results in time trials, so he is strong in several departments, and we are looking forward to seeing what he can do with us.”
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