The 23-year-old Brit has already won 16 races since turning pro in 2020 and will make his grand tour debut at the Vuelta a España.
The young rider will move into the WorldTour next season and is linked to race alongside his brother at Ineos.
Ethan and Leo Hayter dominate senior and U23 TT title defenses.
The Baby Giro winner has the best teams in the world chasing his signature for next year.
Hagens Berman Axeon rider follows in footsteps of Tom Pidcock and Aleksandr Vlasov with victory in prestigious development race.
'Winning two stages in the Giro, and the way he won them. I think his agent will have a lot of phone calls,' says Merckx.
American team heads to prestigious Italian race with high ambitions for its talented roster.