One Pro Cycling announce their 10th signing of the year with former Orica-GreenEdge rider Matt Goss set to join the team for 2016
Goss, 28, shot to prominence in 2011, when he was the surprise winner of Milan-San Remo, beating Fabian Cancellara and Philippe Gilbert to the line. Later that year he placed second in the World Championships road race to then teammate Mark Cavendish.
His results since then have slipped off somewhat, moving to Australian team Orica-GreenEdge for the 2012 season when HTC-Columbia folded, and on to MTN-Qhubeka for 2015 after just three wins in three seasons for Orica.
“[One Pro] have experienced a lot of success in their first year on the road and they have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming season,” Goss said.
“It’s not often you get the chance to join a fresh new team in which everyone including riders and support staff are motivated by the same end goal.
“I hope that my knowledge and experience will play a key role in helping One Pro Cycling achieve the best possible results as they move to Professional Continental level racing.”
Matt Prior talks about the future of One Pro Cycling at the RideLondon event
One’s name was left off the list of teams to be considered for a Pro Continental licence in 2016, but team founder Matt Prior insists that it was just an administration issue and that the team’s application is still being considered.
Of the Goss signing, Prior said: “We believe we can support Matt in reaching his full potential and help rediscover the form he deserves recognition for.
“The breadth and depth of talent in the team continues to grow with each and every new rider that we announce. Matt brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from the top level of the sport and we know he’ll help us in the direction in which the team is moving.”
One Pro Cycling squad for 2016
Tom Baylis – Development Programme
Steele Von Hoff
Sam Williams – Development Programme