EF Education-EasyPost have yet to announce any signings during the August transfer window, but the UCI’s website appears to have done it for them.
Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli riders Jefferson Alexander Cepeda and Andrea Piccolo have been heavily linked with mid-season moves to the American squad and now appear on the American WorldTour team’s squad list at uci.org.
Androni boss Gianni Savio confirmed that Piccolo would be leaving in an interview with Bici.pro on August 1, while five days earlier, the Vuelta a Burgos website announced that Cepeda would be racing as part of EF’s lineup (though the team’s final selection was different).
The pair appear to have replaced Lachlan Morton and Alex Howes on the EF squad list, with neither rider appearing under EF Education-EasyPost on the UCI website. In recent seasons, the pair have turned their focus more and more to gravel racing and the ‘alternative calendar’.
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Howes only has seven road race days to his name in 2022, while Morton hasn’t turned out in EF colours on the road since February. Both men now look likely to have said goodbye to their road careers as they turn their full-time attention to gravel and off-road racing.
Meanwhile, Piccolo and Cepeda are set to be the latest in a long line of talent to make […]