South Africa’s Johann van Zyl has joined the American-based 303 Project professional cycling team for the 2019 season, the team has announced.
Van Zyl was part of the Dimension Data WorldTour set-up for the past six years. It was known as MTN-Qhubeka until 2016.
The South African expressed excitement on social media after it was announced earlier this month that he was joining the team saying, “I’ve always loved racing in the USA”.
The Colorado-based team debuted on the US circuit in 2017 as a semi-pro outfit before they gained UCI Continental status last year.
Van Zyl has had experience racing in the country, having taken part in the 2015 Tour of California and Tour of Utah.
“I believe the team is poised to have a great impact on the cycling community in the States and beyond,” Van Zyl said.
“I admire and commend 303 Project for its commitment to its riders and to cycling overall.
“I look forward to joining my [new] teammates as we work together to shine a light on all the positives cycling provides riders and supporters.”
The team is set to start their season’s preparations in early February.