Serghei Tvetcov has decided to return the USA after riding two years in Europe with the Italian Androni Giocattoli-Sidermac Pro Continental team.
The 27-year-old Romanian will ride for Jelly Belly-Maxxis in 2017, his former team, according to an announcement on the team’s website.
He raced with the US team in 2013 and 2014. His best result was his third place at the 2014 USA Pro Challenge. He will try to fill the void left in the US roster by Lachlan Morton who decided to join Dimension Data next year.
“I am very excited to come back with new experience and goals, especially in the team where I had great support from everyone,” Tvetcov told Cyclingnews. “It was great two years spent in the big team and doing big races like Giro d’Italia and Milan-San Remo. In my opinion cycling is a super endurance sport where when you get older you get stronger, like tactically, mentally and, of course, physically. I feel like a have more potential to grow as a rider even in next few years.”
Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 2017 roster: Sean Bennett, Josh Berry, Ulises Castillo, Jordan Cheyne, Angus Morton, Jacob Rathe, Michael Sheehan, Taylor Sheldon, Serghei Tvetcov, Ben Wolfe.