Barnabás Peák set to join Mitchelton-Scott

We are delighted to announce that Barnabás Peák will join WorldTour’s Mitchelton-Scott in a two-year deal. “I am stoked to join such a successful and high-profile team as Mitchelton-Scott. I have always been a fan, they are one of my favorites and it is beyond belief that I am going to ride for them” highlights the Tour de Normandie’s stage winner. 

The 20-year old, who already completed a traineeship with Quick-Step Floors last year, is more than ready to kick off his WorldTour journey and integrate himself into the team’s structure. “I feel like the sooner I can be part of the team and be at WorldTour level, better for my development. I am really looking forward to it”. 

The current Hungarian Elite TT & RR champion joined the Academy at the end of 2018 ready to make the 2019 season a big one. The development focus and the professional structure of the Academy helped him to make the last step and be ready for the next step. “I am certain that this season with the team was the final push I needed, in physical and mental terms, to be ready to step up. The structure, the guidance and the environment in the team is the perfect place for young riders who aim to make their way to the WorldTour. I will take a lot of memories from this season, and I am really thankful for the experience, team spirit and joy I gained here”. 

Bart van Haaren, Academy Manager: 
“We are delighted to see a rider like Barnabás (Peák) move up to the WorldTour ranks and become our first Alumni of the 2019 class. He joined the team already from a traineeship at top level, but alongside our Performance Staff they worked hard since day 1 to put together the final pieces to make himself ready for this move”. 

Martijn Berkhout, SEG Cycling Director & Licensed Rider Agent: 
“Barnabás had a really solid season and proved his WorldTour potential. At Mitchelton-Scott he will join fellow Academy Alumni Nick Schultz and Edoardo Affini, which confirms the development vision that the team has. They will offer him the best instructional and racing program to develop himself into the best possible rider”.