Soudal-Fast Step have accomplished their 2024 roster by selling growth workforce rider and Dutch U23 nationwide champion, Pepijn Reinderink, to the elite squad till 2025 in a dream transfer for the Dutchman.
Soudal-Fast Step offered ten new riders at their workforce presentation final week and Reinderink becoms their eleventh signing, together with Mikel Landa, Gianni Moscon, the USA’s Luke Lamperti and numerous different younger riders. Reinderink is the fifth rider to step up from the Soudal-Fast Step growth workforce.
Reinderink impressed throughout 2023, prompting Patrick Lefevere to advertise him early at simply 21 years outdated. Reinderink will make his debut for Soudal-Fast Step subsequent week on the Problem Mallorca one-day races.
“It feels fairly particular to show professional with the workforce I’ve been dreaming of using for my complete life,” mentioned Reinderink.
“I’m coming right here after a pleasant spell with the Devo Crew, the place I progressed lots, and now I’m trying ahead to persevering with my growth and to serving to the squad every time attainable. I wish to thank the workforce for the boldness proven in me. I’m excited to journey on the highest stage and might’t wait to get issues began.”
Reinderink moved to the Soudal-QuickStep setup after two years on Growth Crew DSM, however he began his journey into biking on the extremely touted Acrog-Balen BC Junior workforce.
The Belgian junior squad has overseen the event of a few of biking’s largest stars akin to Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-Fast Step) and Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck). Reinderink was there similtaneously fellow younger prospects Cian Uijtdebroeks (Visma-Lease a Bike) and now teammate William Junior Lecerf.
Lecerf and Reinderink are two of the 5 riders making the interior leap to the WorldTour Squad with Gil Gelders, Warre Vangheluwe and Jordi Warlop additionally becoming a member of them.
Youth has been invested in closely at Soudal-QuickStep with Luke Lamperti (21) and Paul Magnier (19) making their neo-pro debuts in 2024 after becoming a member of from Trinity Racing and proficient younger French rider Antoine Huby (22) additionally singing for 2 years from Vendée U.
Reinderink’s spotlight of the season was his solo win on the U23 Dutch nationwide championships the place he gained by 20 seconds after attacking relentlessly all through the day and ultimately distancing the sphere in the course of the run into Sittard-Geleen.
He additionally took two top-ten stage finishes on the Giro Subsequent Gen and gained the opening stage of Triptyque Ardennais.
The workforce described him as a “spectacular rider who likes bringing the race to life by launching some spectacular long-range assaults.”
Crew supervisor Patrick Lefevere believes he can utilise this race craft, alongside robust foundations to hit the bottom working at WorldTour stage.
“Pepijn impressed us final season not solely together with his exploits on the street, but additionally together with his work ethic,” mentioned Lefevere.
“He’s a rider who can climb, time trial, and who loves occurring the assault, and we’re assured he’ll slot in instantly in our workforce. We consider in younger riders and in supporting them, and this transfer – the fifth rider to affix us this 12 months after a season with our devo squad – confirms that this venture is a strong one.”