Groves returns to GreenEDGE Cycling familyMon 12 Aug 2019
Australian Kaden Groves will return to the GreenEDGE Cycling family as a stagiaire with WorldTour team Mitchelton-SCOTT later this year, before commencing a neo-pro contract with the team.
Groves rode for the GreenEDGE Cycling continental team in 2018, before a change of focus saw the team work to place the 20-year-old with coveted development team SEG Racing Academy for the 2019 season with an eye for a future return.
Having taken three wins in China in late 2018, Groves, who will line up at the Tour de l’Avenir later this week, has continued his impressive progression with another five wins this season, including two stages at Circuit des Ardennes International.
The talented sprinter will likely make his first appearance for Mitchelton-SCOTT, in his stagiaire role, at the Brussels Cycling Classic next month alongside current SEG Racing Academy teammate Barnabas Peak, who was earlier announced to also join the Australian outfit next season.
“I really enjoyed my time in the development team and I can’t wait to be back in that environment.
“After experiencing new challenges and a European calendar with SEG Racing Academy I feel ready to develop further in the professional peloton and learn from the experience of the Mitchelton-SCOTT riders and staff.
“I see myself as a sprinter who can lead out and survive some climbs, but above all I want to develop as a better rider and again learn from the experience of the riders and supporting staff so I am excited to work with the guys to achieve the best results possible for the team.”
Matt White – Head Sports Director:
“Kaden spent a year in our development team a couple of years ago and we really saw some talent there. This year, with SEG Racing Academy, he has really hit his straps, won a number of races and has had some really consistent results in this first half of the season.
“He is only 20 years of age and a very exciting prospect. As with any really young guys we don’t know what his full potential is just yet, but he is very versatile, he is obviously very fast, can do a very good prologue and can win sprints uphill and on the flat.
“I am really excited to have Kaden start his journey as a professional with the team. Exciting times ahead.”
Date of birth: 23 December 1998 (20)
- 1st Ronde de l’Isard – Stage 1
- 1st Circuit des Ardennes International – Stage 1
- 1st Circuit des Ardennes International – Stage 4
- 1st Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux – Stage 1
- 1st Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux – Stage 3