Japanese cyclist Fumiyuki Beppu will join Trek, which is replacing RadioShack, in 2014, the team said Thursday. The 30-year-old twice former national road race and time-trial double winner will leave Orica GreenEdge at the end of this year.
Im very pleased to be a part of the new Trek team,” commented Beppu. “This new team has a lot of great and experienced riders so Im very excited to work with them
This will be Beppu’s third tour of duty competing professionally aboard a Trek as he raced for the then-Trek sponsored Discovery Channel team (2005-2007) as well as Team Radioshack (2010-2011). In 2009 Beppu became the first Japanese rider to complete the Tour de France.
Meanwhile Belgium team Lotto have announced the signings of Belgian pair Kris Boeckmans and Sean De Bie on two-year deals from next season.