'Every WorldTour team is trying to snap up 17-year-olds': Agent concerned over peloton transfer trend

Just a few years ago, riders would typically join a WorldTour team aged 22 or 23

Junior men's road race
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A cycling agent who works on behalf of some of the sport’s brightest talents has called on WorldTour teams to limit their signing of young teenagers, describing the new trend as “very worrying”.

In the past few years, urged on by the enormous successes of Remco Evenepoel and Tadej Pogačar, top-tier teams have begun recruiting riders straight out of the junior ranks.

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