One Pro Cycling has announced the signing of former BMC Racing rider Sebastian Lander for the 2016 season, as the British-based squad seeks to step up to UCI Professional Continental level.
The 24-year-old Dane rode for BMC Racing during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, and spent this year with the Danish TreFor-Blue Water squad. He secured the points classification jersey at the 2014 Tour of Britain.
“I am really pleased to be a part of One Pro Cycling in 2016,” said Lander. “I feel lucky to be a part of a new Pro-Continental team that already works as a pro team and has belief in my ability.
“One Pro Cycling has showed me that they are self-confident and that they aim to achieve the best from the start, together with highly qualified sports directors, coaches, equipment and riders.”
One Pro Cycling’s CEO and former England cricketer Matt Prior said: “With such a big step up for the team next year it will be a great asset having someone with Seb’s experience, not only having been involved with a WorldTour team like BMC but also having raced in some of the biggest races.”
Watch: One Pro Cycling’s Matt Prior talks about the team
One Pro Cycling recently announced the signing of Kristian House from JLT-Condor, and Cycling Weekly understands that Australian sprinter Steele von Hoff and Briton Richard Handley will also join the team for 2016.
One Pro Cycling 2016 squad announced so far
Tom Baylis – Development Programme
Sam Williams – Development Programme