Jessie Walker joins Italy-based UCI team Servetto Footon

Daughter of 1991 Milk Race champion Chris Walker will race for the Swiss / Italian outfit for the remainder of the 2015 season

Jessie Walker, Sheffield Grand Prix 2013

Jessie Walker has joined the Piedmont-based Servetto Footon team for the rest of the 2015 season.

The Sheffield-born 20-year-old, who represented Great Britain at the 2012 World Junior Championships, recently parted ways with Matrix Pro Cycling after four years with the squad.

She is now expected to ride for her new team at the Giro del Trentino on June 20 and the Giro Donne on July 3.

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Recent weeks' racing have seen something of a breakthrough for the daughter of Chris Walker (opens in new tab), who won five stages of the 1991 Milk Race on his way to overall victory as well as picking up the points and combine jerseys.

Jessie has claimed victories in the Yorkshire Regional Road Race Championships on May 17 and at the Shrewsbury Grand Prix two weeks later, as well as a highly creditable fifth place in a strong field at the Milk Race.

And she will now be looking to emulate the success on Italian shores of her father, who won four stages in the 1991 Settimana Bergamasca.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.