EF Education First-Nippo launches development team

Kevin Kuhn
Swiss cyclo-cross champion Kevin Kuhn will join EF Education-Nippo's development team in 2022 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

EF Education-First Nippo announced the addition of a men's development team as a feeder squad for its WorldTour team. While not noted in the press release, the new Continental team appears to be taking the reins from the Swiss Nippo-Provence PTS squad, which raced as a Continental team this season. Ten of the riders from this year's team will move to the new EF Education-First Nippo organisation along with manager Marcello Albasini.

"The idea has been developing over the years," Albasini said in the press release. "We approached EF Pro Cycling CEO Jonathan Vaughters to make an official development team, which he thought was a great idea because then they would have first choice of top athletes to then bring into the EF system."

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