Who is Luke Lamperti? The youngest US pro criterium champion with eyes on the WorldTour

Luke Lamperti
Luke Lamperti (Image credit: Patrick Daly)

Luke Lamperti (Trinity Racing) seemed to come out of nowhere when he became the youngest pro US criterium national champion at the USA Cycling Pro Road Championships in Knoxville in June. But if there were any doubts about the authenticity of his talent, the 18-year-old squashed them by coming fourth behind riders like Ethan Hayter, Giacomo Nizzolo and Dan McLay in a stage of the Tour of Britain.

He carried that form to the UCI Road World Championships where he finished 10th in the U23 road race but was later disqualified after the judges ruled he had crashed another rider on one of the cobbled climbs, an accusation he refutes in our interview.

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Laura Weislo
Managing Editor

Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.