Deceuninck-QuickStep confirm Ethan Vernon signing

Ethan Vernon (centre) at the UCI Road World Championships in Leuven
Ethan Vernon (centre) at the UCI Road World Championships in Leuven (Image credit: Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

Deceuninck-QuickStep have announced the signing of British youngster Ethan Vernon on a two-year neo-pro deal.

The 21-year-old is the team's second signing of the off-season following the recruitment of Slovakian 18-year-old Martin Svrček, who will join next July. Vernon's move was hardly a secret, following team boss Patrick Lefevere's admission earlier this week.

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