Luke Plapp: ‘Huge talent’ who's talking to a flock of WorldTour teams

Luke Plapp (InForm TMX Make) during the Australian Road Championships where he finished 17th in the elite men's road race
Luke Plapp during the Australian Road Championships (Image credit: Con Chronis)

It is not unusual to see Australia's stars of the future emerge during the southern hemisphere summer of racing. This year Luke Plapp didn't so much emerge but instead smashed through with a deafening roar, outriding two top performers on the world stage on the exact territory where they excel and, subsequently, drawing the attention of a flock of WorldTour teams.

The 20-year-old is now busily scheduling meetings to decide just where he’ll start his professional road racing career after targeting gold on the track with Australia at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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