Cycling | 10 september 2017
Talented American cyclist Powless will join Team LottoNL-Jumbo
Team LottoNL-Jumbo has managed to sign 21-year-old cycling talent Neilson Powless for two years. The American is currently riding for development team Axeon, of sports director Axel Merckx.
“Powless is considered as one of the most talented riders of his generation”, sportive director Merijn Zeeman of Team LottoNL-Jumbo says. “It’s great news that he has chosen to join us, since he had several different opportunities. He prefers our team because he sees and believes that we develop young riders in a good way and that they improve while being prepared for the next level by us. It’s a nice confirmation of our policy and a proof for us of being on the right way.”
Powless himself is excited with his transfer too. “I’m almost at a loss for words at the moment. I've been aiming to race in the World Tour for a very long time and now I'll finally get the opportunity to do so with team LottoNL-Jumbo. My interactions with the team and staff up to this point have already exceeded my expectations of what I thought a world tour team would be like. I can't wait to see what the future has in store.”