The New Zealand road cyclist George Bennett has signed a one-year contract with Italian team Cannondale Pro Cycling for 2014.
The 23-year-old turned professional with RadioShack in 2011.
Reports say both the Garmin and BMC teams were also interested in signing Bennett.
Bennett says his aim next year is to be part of a successful grand tour.
He rode the Giro this year, finishing 122nd.