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Josef Černy has signed with Deceuninck-Fast-Step for the 2021 season.
The Czech-born rider had been with CCC Workforce for the 2019 and 2020 season, nonetheless, with the group not persevering with on after the top of the present 12 months, it was wanting just like the 27-year-old can be left with out a contract.
The specialist towards the clock will likely be becoming a member of former CCC teammate Fausto Masnada who beforehand joined Deceuninck-Fast-Step in a mid-season switch.
Černy is the present Czech nationwide champion within the time trial, and he took stage 19 of the 2020 Giro d’Italia in a solo effort.
“I’m tremendous completely happy that I’ve the prospect to trip with the ‘Wolfpack’ for the subsequent 12 months,” Černy mentioned. “It has been a troublesome season for everybody, and I’m excited to have now joined among the best groups within the peloton.”
Černy was a neo-pro with CCC Workforce in 2013-16. After a two-year hiatus, he was again on the Polish-backed group in 2019-20 seasons.
The most important backer of the CCC Workforce, a footwear outlet, introduced in mid-2020 that it was leaving biking. A mass exodus from the group ensued, highlighted by defending Olympic champion Greg van Avermaet asserting his departure for group AG2R-Citroën, breaking ties with longtime director Jim Ochowicz.
Whereas Circus-Wanty Gobert will likely be taking up the WorldTour license presently held by CCC Workforce, many riders are left with out contracts as Circus-Wanty Gobert is bringing alongside present riders who’re in-contract.
Ramunas Navardauskas retires
Ramunas Navardauskas is asking it quits, after 10 years within the professional ranks.
The 32-year-old Lithuanian, who has beforehand raced for Garmin-Cervélo and Bahrain-Merida is ending out his professional profession with Delko–Marseille Provence, with whom he raced in 2019-20.
Navardauskas has eight grand tour begins — 5 on the Tour de France — with just a few notable wins.
He took a win within the group time trial with Garmin-Cervélo on stage 2 of the 2011 Tour, in addition to a person win on stage 19 of the 2014 Tour. He was third within the highway race on the 2015 UCI world highway championships. Navardauskas was the Lithuanian highway champion in 2007, 2011, 2016, and 2019, and time trial champion in 2012, 2014, and 2015.