Auckland cyclist Myron Simpson will join Luxembourg-based UCI
Continental cycling team Differdange-Magic SportFood next
The 22-year-old has a packed European racing calendar ahead
of him, including the five-stage Tour of Luxembourg, which
was won by Hayden Roulston's Radioshack-Nissan teammate Jakob
Fulsang last year.
"It'll be great to line up against the top European
professional riders, but also other Kiwis who are already
doing well in some of those bigger races," said Simpson.
Differdange-Magic SportFood is largely viewed as a stepping
stone team for future grand tour professional cyclists. The
most notable succession is Danish rider Lars Bak who joined
the team at the same age as Simpson has done, and last year
won stage 12 of the famous Giro d'Italia.
"Based in Europe, there will be plenty of opportunities for
exposure to the pro teams. If I can perform well in those
types of events, then who knows where I could end up," said
Simpson has been a member of the BikeNZ high performance unit
for the last four years and competed on the track at the 2010
Commonwealth Games in India.