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.