Best Buddies close US crit team, bring Tom Pidcock and Chris Froome on board as ambassadors

British riders will join Best Buddies challenge events

Best Buddies
(Image credit: Best Buddies)

Best Buddies is to close its racing team at the end of this year after two years of dominating the criterium racing scene in the US. In its wake, the not-for-profit organisation has brought Tom Pidcock and Chris Froome on board as ambassadors.

In a statement published on its website, the organisation says it will "retire" its racing team after two years of activity, and "shift its focus to building a more inclusive cycling community".

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.