Grant Bayton?s GWR team is a new outfit with a sponsorship package arranged by team member Dan Smith that includes some rather nice Wilier frames.

This model is the carbon-fibre Le Roi XL, and its Italian pedigree is underlined by Campagnolo Record equipment.

Fulcrum wheels, Continental tyres, a Ritchey seatpin and Fizik Arione saddle, plus Zipp bars and an all-carbon stem made from no less than 50 separate precision-cut pieces of carbon-fibre, make up a quality combination that is already winning races.

Now he should be able to give his old man a proper pasting. Oh, hang on, Phil has got one as well.

Grant used to ride for a team in Italy which was sponsored by the Vatican, but he obviously needed more than holy water in his bidon ? he lives in Swindon now.

Wilier: www.wilierbikes.co.uk.

GWR team: www.gwrteam.com.