Jai Hindley will leave Team DSM after four seasons and will ride for Bora-hansgrohe in 2022, WielerFlits reports.
The Australian climber will meet former teammates Wilco Kelderman and Lennard Kämna, among others at Bora. Coach Hendrik Werner also has a history with Team Sunweb, as the team was first called.
Hindley was the surprise of 2020 Giro d’Italia as the young rider surprised with a second place in the final standings. He took the pink jersey from teammate Kelderman after the 20th stage, after a much-discussed tactical choice by the team management in the stage over the Stelvio the day before.
This season, Hindley has struggled to confirm his new status. He started his season in Paris-Nice, where he finished 18th in the final standings. He did not finish the Volta a Catalunya, the Tour of the Alps and the Giro d’Italia.
Giro was also the last race in which the Team DSM rider competed to date. He could not reach the same level in Italy as a year earlier. He was only able to follow the best in the second stage of the Tour of the Alps. He gave up after a fall in the penultimate stage.
Bora-hansgrohe has to make some important moves on the market as Pascal Ackermann is close to sign a contract with UAE, Peter Sagan also leaves the team and will soon sign a contract with TotalEnergies. The three-time world champion will also be accompanied by Erik Baška, Maciej Bodnar, Daniel Oss, his brother Juraj Sagan.