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Corendon-Circus sign 17-year-old British road talent Ben Tulett

Joe Robinson
23 Aug 2019

Tulett will ride for both the cyclocross and road teams during 2020

Junior cyclocross World Champion Ben Tulett will become teammates with Mathieu van der Poel in 2020 as the British teenager announced he has turned professional with Corendon-Circus.

The 17-year-old has signed his first professional contract, signing as a neo-pro with the Dutch ProContinental team, making him one of the youngest professional road riders in recent history. Tulett will race both cyclocross and road in 2020 in the colours of Corendon-Circus.

In a tweet, the teenager from south-east England wrote: 'Very happy to announce that from 1st September I will be joining Corendon- Circus for the cyclocross season and will become a neo-pro with the ProContinental team in 2020!'

Tulett is highly rated as one of the most promising junior cyclocross riders in the world. He is the current junior cyclocross World Champion while also a two-time winner in this event after taking the title in 2018 despite only being 16 at the time.

Joining the Dutch team, Tulett will step up to the under 23 cyclocross ranks from September. From 1st January 2020, he will officially join the team's road team and likely race a dedicated schedule in both Europe and the UK.

Tulett joins the likes of Tom Pidcock as British cyclocross World Champions who will race both professionally on and off-road in 2020.