Four Brits retained by Endura in NetApp merger

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke and Leopold Koenig, Tour of Britain 2012, stage six

Four British riders will stay with Endura Racing next season as it merges with the German NetApp team, it was announced today.

Russell Downing, Jonny McEvoy, Erick Rowsell and Scott Thwaites were among the eight riders who will be retained to help form the ProContinental-ranked Team NetApp-Endura.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.