As predicted by CW, the Aussie sprinter switches from NFTO for 2016.

Former Garmin-Sharp rider Steele Von Hoff is the latest rider to join One Pro Cycling for 2016, the British team announced today.

The 27-year-old Australian Circuit Race Champion rode at WorldTour level with Garmin in 2013 and 2014, before joining NFTO this season.

In a move predicted by CW last month, sprinter Von Hoff joins One as they bolster their squad ahead of a likely move to UCI ProContinental status next year, which will see them compete in higher quality races across Europe.

“My goal this year has been to step back to racing in the top tier so I can show what I can do and with One Pro Cycling progressing from the British domestic scene to ProContinental [level] it felt like a natural fit,” said Von Hoff.

“Here they will get invited to some of the biggest races in the world and I’ll be able to race back at the top level. I believe that with the right support I can beat some of the fastest guys in the world.”

Von Hoff won a stage of this year’s Tour Down Under rider for a composite national team, as well as April’s Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic for NFTO.

He is One’s seventh signing for 2016: the arrivals of experienced pro Kristian House, former BMC rider Sebastian Lander, Raleigh-GAC’s Karol Domagalski, and the Kiwi under-23 trio of Hayden McCormick, James Oram and Dion Smith have been confirmed by the team in the last month.