Trek-Segafredo boss Luca Guercilena has denied that Jai Hindley has signed for the American team for 2022.
Rumours circulated in late April that Hindley was the next talent to leave Team DSM and that Trek-Segafredo had picked up the Australian Giro d’Italia hopeful on a multiple-year deal.
Team DSM have already acknowledged that keeping Hindley beyond the expiry of his current deal might be near impossible, with the 24-year-old out of contract at the end of this year.
However according to Guercilena, the links to his team have no merit.
"I don’t know how it’s come out that he’s signed with us but there’s no link," Guercilena told Cyclingnews .
"We spoke with the agent and we talked about which riders were out of contract but we’ve not reached any agreement and we’ve not even talked about negotiations. I don’t know where this rumour has come from. I don’t get it."
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