Haga to WorldTour

Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies' Chad Haga has had a breakout year on the US domestic calendar this season, and he even added some results in European races. Now the WorldTour has taken notice. Haga told Cyclingnews on Wednesday that he has signed with a division-one squad for 2013, but the 24-year-old Texan wouldn't reveal which squad he'll be riding for.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.