Rally Cycling sign U23 standout Hecht for two years

Gage Hecht (Aevolo Cycling ) at the USA Cycling Pro Road Championships 2021 time trial
Gage Hecht (Aevolo Cycling ) at the USA Cycling Pro Road Championships 2021 time trial (Image credit: Patrick Daly)

Rally Cycling have signed American Gage Hecht as their first new rider for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The US-based Pro Continental team continues their current season at one-day races in Italy and France this month. They have scored seven wins abroad so far, including a stage 2 victory at the Tour of Britain by Robin Carpenter, a win at La Route Adélie de Vitré by Arvid de Kleijn, and a pair of stages at Volta a Portugal by Kyle Murphy.

The versatile 23-year-old Hecht is the reigning US men’s elite cyclo-cross champion, a title he earned when the ‘cross nationals were last held in 2019. On the road he has been racing with the Aevolo development team since 2017, winning the U23 national time trial crown in 2018. That same year, at just 20 years of age, he beat WorldTour riders in the opening stage of the Colorado Classic.

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).