American junior bike racing team will compete as EF Education-ONTO. EF Education-EasyPost is proud to announce its support for the ONTO junior program.
Our partnership ensures that the most talented young bike racers in North America can aspire to WorldTour success on a squad that cares for their personal development and health.
Jonathan Vaughters founded our organization back in 2003 so juniors could reach the front echelon of bike racing on a team committed to clean sport. We have since won grand tours and monuments, but some of our proudest achievements remain the successes of the great American bike racers who started their careers with us as juniors—riders like Tejay van Garderen, who went on to win stages of the Giro, Tour de Suisse, and Volta a Catalunya, and is now one of our sports directors.
We realize that the road to the World Tour is becoming ever more competitive. In 2023, our team draws the most talented bike racers from all continents to our roster, while riders are turning pro ever younger. EF Education-ONTO will open opportunities for North America’s brightest cycling prospects to prove themselves on the world stage.
“I hope that this project shows that talented kid in Ohio, or Québec, or Los Angeles, who might have seen the Tour de France on Instagram and decided that they want to be a bike racer, that they can get there if they work hard and commit to it," EF Education-EasyPost founder and CEO Jonathan Vaughters says. "That is how our […]