Originally Posted by PCutter
One of his options would be to spend another year maturing with the Jayco-AIS team. He's only 20y.o. so no hurry. Would allow him to maintain a light programme around track commitments without the pressure of suddenly trying to ride with the big boys. Then slots into GE as a stagiaire after the Olympics prior to joining full-time in 2013.
Would be a mature decision I think.
Riders are seemingly getting snapped up at an earlier age in recent times, meaning teams are pressing (the risk of losing the future great too great to wait etc) for youngsters signatures at an early age.. not sure it is a great thing.
Sagan, Matthews etc pretty young to be jumping in the pro leagues, but whatever.