Former British champion to continue in the sport; One Pro Cycling a possible destination.

Former British road race champion Kristian House will leave JLT-Condor at the end of 2015, ending his eight-year association with the team.

House, the 2009 Nationals winner, has ridden for John Herety’s squad through its various guises as Rapha and Rapha Condor-Sharp since joining from the American Navigators squad for 2008.

House’s combative style has brought him wins in the 2011 Tour of South Africa and the King of the Mountains jersey at the 2012 Tour of Britain, as well as stage wins in the 2010 Tour of Japan and 2011 Vuelta Ciclista a Leon.

The 35-year-old won two Tour Series overall titles with the “men in black”, and numerous round victories, the last of the latter came in Motherwell earlier this year.

“I will miss Kristian riding for Condor; he was a consummate professional and great ambassador. Everyone looks for new challenges to keep their drive and spark; I wish him all the best next season,” said team owner Grant Young.

House’s last race for JLT is expected to be next month’s Tour of Britain, which starts in Anglesey on September 6.

It’s understood that House isn’t retiring and that news of his next project will be announced soon; One Pro Cycling are believed to be interested in signing him.

  • Mark Jones

    One Pro Cycling will want some experienced riders and they want to keep their British core. He’s a year and a bit younger than Russell Downing, who was signed by a Pro Conti team at the same age, so why not. He would have the potential of riding some of the biggest races in the world (wildcards permitting) and have a season away from the UK crit races to see what he is capable of.

  • J1

    One Pro are looking to step up divisions very soon. Great move for him.

  • John Senior

    I’m sure he won’t be lost to cycling and given his talent it’s a pity he never made it to a World Tour Team – particularly after his national win which was a brilliant victory. Not sure what he will gain at ‘One Pro’ unless they want him as a DS – his best days must certainly be behind him

  • Mark Jones

    It would make sense for both One Pro Cycling and Kristian House. Always seemed a pity that he’s never had the chance to progress further before now. I would have liked to have seen Sky give him a chance when he won the nationals. Here’s hoping he gets the chance to move up a level now.