EF Educaton First-Drapac has Saturday announced that the Dutchman Moreno Hofland, the team in 2019 will join. The 26-year-old fast man, thus leaving Lotto Soudal after two seasons. Before he drove in the Dutch employed by Belkin (2013-2014) and LottoNL-Jumbo (2015-2016).
Hofland came as a great talent to the pros, and had immediately be able to see with stage victories in Paris-Nice, Ruta del Sol and the Tour of Utah. He also wrote the gc in the Tour of Hainan on its name. The last three seasons, however, it became increasingly quieter around the Dutchman. “I had the past few years, expect more for myself to be allowed to drive”, Hofland itself with a statement. “Usually I drove in the service. Next year I want both my own odds can go as leaders Sep Vanmarcke and Sebastian Langeveld help in the classics. I am a talented sprinter, but have in the past two years.”
“Moreno showed early in his career, a great promise, but came in recent years into a role as lead-out for André Greipel”, confirmed team boss Jonathan Vaughters. “He lost a little bit of his killerinstinct and that we want him back now giving it a try.”
With Sep Vanmarcke and Tom Van Asbroeck drive at this moment, two countrymen for the American WorldTour team.