Will Barta will break out of helper's role at Movistar in Saturday's 9.2km time trial.
Three US starters is the lowest number at the Giro d'Italia since 2014.
The Spanish daily El País reports that Piepoli, who served a two-year ban for CERA, and longtime cycling doctor José Ibarguren will join staff.
The time trial specialist moves to the Spanish-based squad after just one year in EF Education-NIppo colors.
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Here's the news making headlines for Tuesday, October 19.
2020 saw a group of young American friends and former teammates inspire each other to a prolific season of top-tier racing.
TTs increasingly feature a route with a wicked final climb, making a mid-race change to a road bike a necessity. Barta guides VeloNews through the perfect bike swap.
Barta started the Ézaro stage with no contract in place for 2020. He finished it with a career-best result that unlocked a deal at EF Pro Cycling.
American standout set to link up with former Hagens Berman Axeon teammates as he hopes to develop into a stage racer with new team.
The Vuelta proved a rollercoaster three weeks for the five Americans at the race, from Sepp Kuss and Will Barta riding high to Ian Garrison gutting out a tough debut grand tour.
Primož Roglič pipped Will Barta by slimmest of margins to regain the lead in decisive time trial at Vuelta a España.
Newly healthy young American plans to stay loyal to imperiled team and fulfill the potential that took him to WorldTour.
New travel restrictions causing concern among riders in Americas hoping to return in time for Tour de France.
WorldTour pros left trying to find balance between holding fitness and keeping fresh as they wait to hear when next race will be.
American pair returned to their respective homes in the U.S. this weekend as they struggle to find balance between the desire to train and race, and concerns for health, family and safety.
American Will Barta says he's not quite back to 100 percent after hip surgery, however he is relishing his grand tour debut at the Vuelta a España.
VeloNews goes deep inside Will Barta's four-year progression from promising junior to a spot on the CCC WorldTour team.