Restrepo, Jaramillo sign with Manzana Postobon – News shorts

Jhonatan Restrepo (Katusha) was the best young rider at the TDU

Colombian Jhonatan Restrepo will move from Katusha-Alpecin to the Pro Continental squad Manzana Postobón next year. The 23-year-old has been with Katusha since joining as a trainee in 2015 out of the U23 ranks. Restrepo was the best young rider in last year's Tour Down Under, and narrowly missed the podium in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race that year. A solid one-day racer and sprinter, Restrepo says he hopes to gain back some confidence that he lost after three years in the WorldTour while racing on home soil. He does not consider the move to the second division as a step down, saying that sometimes it's necessary to progress. "I hope to contribute my experience from these three years," Restrepo said. "I learned to take care of myself in Europe: the races, the roads, I know when to move, I know how to handle a cold day. I ...

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