Under-23 TT champ signs with Katusha

Katusha adds reigning under-23 world TT champ Mads Würtz Schmidt for the next two years

Denmark’s Mads Würtz Schmidt, the reigning under-23 world time trial champion, has signed a two-year deal with Katusha, the team announced Sunday in press release.

Würtz Schmidt, 22, is also the Danish under-23 national champion in both the road race and the time trial. He currently rides for the Continental-level TreFor – BlueWater team, boasting a stage win and GC podium in the Tour of Denmark among other strong performances so far this year.

“This is really a dream come true. I felt from the beginning that I should not sign immediately after my world title,” Würtz Schmidt said, according to the release. “It was good to wait for another year.”

The release also noted that Katusha was planning to stay busy in the transfer market, with Katusha General Manager Viatcheslav Ekimov saying “more new signings will follow in the near future.”