Soudal Quick-Step signs Luke Lamperti

The talented US rider will be a member of the team until at least the end of 2025

Hailing from California, where he used to ride his bike in the beginning as part of his training for moto-cross, Luke Lamperti has turned in recent seasons into one of the most sought-after young riders out there as a result of his numerous victories and impressive potential shown in both sprints and one-day races.

A resident of Girona, Luke – who will make the step to the World Tour after three seasons with Trinity Racing – has remarkable palmares for the age of 20: a three-time US Criterium National Champion, he’s also put his name on the winners’ list at the GiroNextGen, Tour of Japan, Tour de Bretagne, Volta ao Alentejo, Tour of Taiwan, and the Lincoln Grand Prix – all in the last two years.

“I looked up to this team since I was a really little kid and I’m really excited to join them and see where this takes me. Soudal Quick-Step is known for developing young guys and this had a massive impact on my decision to come here. It’s the right fit for me. I see myself doing more of the Classics in the future as I progress in the sport, I just love the cobbled one-day races, and I’m glad I will do it with the Wolfpack.”

“I’m happy also because I will continue on the Specialized bikes. I’ve been riding this brand for five consecutive years now and it’s nice that my relationships with them will continue, especially as we are both based in California.”, said Luke, who in June 2021, at the age of 18, became the youngest US Criterium National Champion.

“We have known Luke for some time now and we are delighted that he decided to turn pro with us. He’s one of the most talented riders coming from the U23 ranks, he has a lot of potential, and a big love for the Classics, so he’s in the right place to discover the Belgian one-day races and develop. We look forward to the next two years”, said Soudal Quick-Step CEO Patrick Lefevere.

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