Lukasz Wisniowski, Sean Bennett and Karel Vacek sign with Qhubeka Assos
Nov 28 2020 07:17 am CET

Lukasz Wisniowski, Sean Bennett and Karel Vacek sign with Qhubeka Assos
Lukasz Wisniowski, Sean Bennett and Karel Vacek sign with Qhubeka Assos
Photo by ASO/Karenn EDWARDS

Team Qhubeka Assos has announced the signings of Lukasz Wisniowski, Sean Bennett and Karel Vacek for 2021.

The team currently known as NTT Pro Cycling continues completing the roster for 2021. Wisniowski makes the move after two seasons in CCC Team and will bring a lot of experience of a career that has as highlights a second place at the 2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and his performances at Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne, where he has finished twice in the top-10.

"I’m incredibly happy to be a part of team Qhubeka ASSOS for 2021 and can’t wait to get to know all of the team members – staff and riders," said the rider. "2020 was a very hard year for everyone but I’m convinced that next year will be much better and I’ll be able to help the team to achieve some excellent results across the calendar – from the Spring Classics to the Grand Tours.

"Also, at this point in my career I believe that I’m still developing as a rider and this environment will provide the perfect conditions for that."

Bennett joins the South African team from EF Pro Cycling and he has had top-10 finishes at the Giro d'Italia, at one stage in the Tour of California and at the Royal Drome Classic, which was won by his teammate in his old formation and also the new one, Simon Clarke.

"I’m really excited to join the team and be a part of something that’s so much more than bike racing," commented the American. "I can’t wait to find out more about the Qhubeka Charity and the huge difference it’s making in people’s lives.

"After a couple of great years, I’m really excited looking to the future now as I think some of my best on the bike are still to come."

Vacek is a Czech neo-pro who has a background in cycling and cross-country skiing. The 20-year-old has his eye on developing as a GC contender and has been on teams like Hagens Berman Axeon and Colpack Ballan.

"When I was 15 I moved to Italy with a view to one day in the future becoming a professional cyclist," explained the young rider. "I finished my schooling there despite not being able to speak the language when I arrived, something I’m very proud of.

"I spent one year with Hagens Berman Axeon and then returned to my roots in Italy and Team Colpack Ballan. I’m super happy that I can now be a part of Team Qhubeka Assos, which is amazing. It is incredible to be a part of such a team and an organisation like Qhubeka which is providing incredible support and opportunities, it’s a project with huge importance in the world and that makes me proud."



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