Ef Education First Sign German 'Machine' Rutsch For 2020

Jonas Rutsch, second from right, alongside Alexander Kristoff on the Gent-Wevelgem podium.

Jonathan Vaughters’ EF Education First team have moved to sign U23 Gent-Wevelgem winner Jonas Rutsch for the start of the 2020 season. Rutsch, 21, currently rides for the Team Lotto – Kern Haus Continental outfit, which helped Max Walscheid through the ranks before he made the step up to the WorldTour with Team Sunweb. Along with winning Gent-Wevelgem, Rutsch has built a solid reputation as a dependable stage racer. He was eighth overall in the recent Tour of Luxembourg after finishing ninth on a key stage won by Jesus Herrada (Cofidis). “The rise to the WorldTour means that I have reached a career goal already,” said Rutsch in a press release issued by his 2020 team. “I have worked towards this since I was a little boy. It was always my dream to become a professional cyclist. I have invested a lot of time and hard work, and I’m really ...

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