Reigning Australian national champion Lucas Plapp will be lining up to defend his title in Ballarat in January. Image: AusCycling


Luke Plapp To Return To GreenEDGE

Team Jayco AlUla have announced the return of triple Australian champion Luke Plapp to the team on a four-year contract through to the end of 2027.

The talented 22-year-old is regarded as one of the hottest young talents in the WorldTour peloton and GreenEDGE Cycling is delighted to have the reigning Australian road race champion join the setup for the coming season.

Plapp, a multiple national champion at junior and U23 level, burst onto the professional scene with an impressive victory in the national time trial championships in 2021. Back-to-back Australian road race titles in 2022 and 2023 further confirmed his ability as he made the step up to WorldTour level with INEOS Grenadiers in 2022. 

The management team believe the best is yet to come from the man from Melbourne. With his strength and natural ability, Plapp has already shown he can challenge for general classification success, notably this year with an impressive second place finish at the UAE Tour.

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Luke Plapp at speed during the U23 TT at the 2021 World Championships in Flanders.

Luke Plapp said he feel’s like he is coming home.

“I’m such a proud Australian and to now be able to ride for the Australian team, it’s a real honor,” he said. “I just can’t wait to get started; the next four years are going to be amazing on this team.

“I can’t thank Gerry Ryan and the team enough for this opportunity. Gerry has done so much for Australian cycling and to now be on his team and to be able to ride for him, it makes me really proud and super grateful. I can’t wait to achieve great things together. It is such a great group of guys and I know so many of them already so I’m really looking forward to kicking things off well in my first race with the team.”

Luke Plapp Key Stats

Born: 25th December 2000 (22)
Nationality: Australian
Joins GreenEDGE Cycling: 2024 – 2027

2x 1st Australian Road Race Championships (2022 & 2023)
1st Australian Time Trial Championships (2021)
2nd UAE Tour – Overall (2023)
2nd U23 World Championships Time Trial (2021)
3rd Tour of Norway – Overall (2022)


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