Malcolm Elliott will take on a managerial role in the British Motorpoint team in 2011, taking the place of former manager Keith Lambert.

Lambert has moved to a role aiding the GB Academy, and Elliott will become Motopoint’s rider-manager – though his riding will be restricted to the Tour Series crits. The squad won the 2010 Tour Series overall.

Chris Truett joins the team from Raleigh, taking on the role of assistant manager. Sponsors for the team alongside Motorpoint are Node4, CandiTV and Marshalls Pasta.

After the departure of 2010 Motorpoint riders Ed Clancy and Andy Tennant, the squad has signed the talents of Marcin Bialoblocki and Will Bjergfelt from Willier/Big Maggys and Tobyn Horton from Continental squad Team Sprocket. A further two riders are due to be announced in the coming weeks.

Staying with the team are Ian Bibby, Jonny McEvoy, Pete Williams, James Sampson, Lee Davis and Andy Roche.

Elliott was one of Britain’s most successful cyclists on the continent with 31 professional wins from 1987-1995, including stage wins (1988, 1989) and the points classification jersey (1989) in the Vuelta a Espana. The Sheffield man is third in Cycling Weekly’s all-time list of British pro winners after Mark Cavendish and Chris Boardman.

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  • Mark Jones

    Thanks for that, Tom. It is pleasing to see British domestic teams now with such ambition and hopefully it won’t be long before we have the likes of Endura, Raleigh and Rapha competing on the continent more regularly. I have been very impressed with Endura this year and agree they look like the strongest British based team for next year.

  • Tom McGregor

    Cherie Pridham and Eddie White are DS at Raleigh.

    Endura are rumoured to have offered contractsabout half a dozen high quality foreign riders to complement their strong Brits. Some have Pro Tour team experience. They were very good last year and if all the offers are taken up, will have moved up a level again for 2011, with a view to Pro Conti in 2012. On paper they look the strongest British based squad (excl Sky).

  • Mark Jones

    Things are looking up for the domestic scene with Malcolm becoming a manager and I am sure he will be able to pass on his experience to the younger lads. Also glad to see Bialoblocki and Bjergfelt moving up to a bigger team. Who will take over at Raleigh from Chris Truett given their plans to improve this year.

    Thought this would have appeared on the news page by now, but it’s pleasing to see Dave Clarke being given the opportunity to ride at a higher level with Endura next year. Also good to see that they have managed to bring in Alex Sans Vega in as a DS; a brilliant capture for them given his experience and how highly Xavier Tondo speaks of him, so hopefully he can help develop some of the talent at Endura.

  • Mike Flanagan

    Brilliant !!!! Malcolm has so much experience and knowledge from all those super years he raced….and always has time to chat….do hope to see he has even more success to follow as a manager…….Best of Luck Malcolm and it’s good to see you staying in the sport