Mexican TT champion Villalobos signs unique deal with EF Education First-Drapac

Luis Villalobos in the Best Young Rider's jersey at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah

In an unusual deal worked out between Luis Villalobos , his U23 development team and EF Education First-Drapac , the 20-year-old Mexican time trial champion will jump to the WorldTour team next summer following a spring of racing with his current Continental team Aevolo . The three-year deal with EF Education First-Drapac covers the 2019, 2020 and 2021 seasons, but Villalobos will continue to ride with Aevolo through the spring of next year, likely joining the WorldTour team in June, according to Aevolo Director Michael Creed. Villalobos, who signed with Aevolo in 2017, won the Mexican time trial championship in June, then in August claimed the Best Young Rider's jersey and finished eighth overall at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, won by LottoNL-Jumbo's Sepp Kuss. Villalobos rode consistently well though the week and climbed with the best in the race. He was fourth on the stage 2 climb ...

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