Brajkovic signs for UnitedHealthcare

Janez Brajkovic will make the move to ProContinental level in 2015 after signing a two-year contract with the UnitedHealthcare team. Brajkovic has spent the past three seasons with Astana, but expressed his interest in returning to an American team – he has ridden for both Discovery Channel and RadioShack – and the Slovenian is more than happy to finally be getting a chance to race stateside.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.