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Niki Terpstra set to lead BEAT Cycling Club in 2023 as project hopes to bring in loan-style transfer system

Niki Terpstra set to lead BEAT Cycling Club in 2023 as project hopes to bring in loan-style transfer system

BEAT Cycling Club plans to step up to UCI Pro Team level in 2023 with a team keen to revolutionize the transfer market with the…

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BEAT Cycling Club plans to step up to UCI Pro Team level in 2023 with a team keen to revolutionize the transfer market with the aim of setting up a loan system for riders from WorldTour teams.

The team hopes to announce the signing of former Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix winner Niki Terpstra as its marquee transfer for next season. The 38-year-old currently races for TotalEnergies in France. A contract has not yet been signed and is reliant on BEAT first confirming their status as a UCI Pro Team.

It’s understood that Terpstra will flip between the road calendar and his newfound passion for gravel racing. He will bring essential WorldTour-level experience to the young squad of international riders.

BEAT currently sits in the Continental ranks and has a Dutch license. Next year the project aims to build a team that can aim for the classics, sprints, and wildcard invitations to some of cycling’s major events. The club will have gravel, road and mountain bike schedules.

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BEAT is entirely different from other teams in the highest level of men’s cycling in that they do not have a title sponsor and instead treat themselves as a club, or a franchise. They are supported by partners and paying fans.

On the BEAT website the club states that, “the shaky business model behind a professional cycling team, which lives by the grace of main sponsors, has been under discussion for years. Every year, teams completely change their identity, or worse: they disappear from […]

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