Team Jayco AlUla is thrilled to welcome triple Australian champion Luke Plapp to the team on a four-year contract through to the end of 2027.
The powerful 22-year-old is regarded as one of the hottest young talents in the WorldTour peloton and GreenEDGE Cycling is delighted to have the reigning Australian road race champion join the setup for the coming season.
Plapp, a multiple national champion at junior and U23 level, burst onto the professional scene with an impressive victory in the national time trial championships in 2021. Back-to-back Australian road race titles in 2022 and 2023 further confirmed his ability as he made the step up to WorldTour level with INEOS Grenadiers in 2022.
The management team believe the best is yet to come from the man from Melbourne. With his strength and natural ability, Plapp has already shown he can challenge for general classification success, notably this year with an impressive second place finish at the UAE Tour.
With a diverse skillset, the young Australian will provide Team Jayco AlUla with another string to its bow, as the men’s squad adds depth to the roster for 2024.
“It honestly does feel like I’m coming home, I’m such a proud Australian and to now be able to ride for the Australian team, it’s a real honor. I just can’t wait to get started; the next four years are going to be amazing on this team.
I can’t thank Gerry Ryan and the team enough for this opportunity. Gerry has done so much for Australian cycling and to now be on his team and to be able to ride for him, it makes me really proud and super grateful. I can’t wait to achieve great things together. It is such a great group of guys and I know so many of them already so I’m really looking forward to kicking things off well in my first race with the team.”