South Africa’s Morne van Niekerk will join the French-based St Michel-Auber93 professional Continental team in 2019, French newspaper Le Parisien announced yesterday.
Last year he rode for Martigues SC, also a French-based team.
The 23-year-old managed to rack up five wins for Sud Ouest Cycliste Formation this season.
He won two rounds of the Coupe de France DN3 – the Tour of the Community of Agglomeration Saint-Avold Synergie and Tomato Souvenir Grand Prix Vérardo – the Route d’Or du Poitou, Souvenir Rousse-Perrin as well as the Grand Prix de Montamisé.
The South African also claimed a few podium positions, including second-place finishes at the Tour du Pays Roannais and the Essor Trophy and third at the Trophée des Champions just two weeks ago.