Former world scratch race champion Martyn Irvine has swapped the UnitedHealtcare team for Madison Genesis for the 2015 season as the British squad announce their new roster.
The Irishman may not be able to pull on his new team’s colours just yet, however, having broken his collorbone in a six-bike pile-up in the Men’s Omnium scratch race.
Irvine, who won the world title in 2013, is joined by 2014 Tour of Britain mountains classification winner Mark McNally in the squad, as the Liverpool-born rider moves from An Post-ChainReaction.
With seven new signings joining the squad, team manager Roger Hammond says he is hoping to build on the success of the past two seasons.
“The 2014 racing season was a great success for the team and I feel the transfer season was a continuation of that,” he said. “I am really pleased the successful core of this year's team is returning again next year, ensuring we already had a very firm foundation with which to build the team.
“With the variety of the new riders coming to the team, from National Junior champions through to international race winners, I couldn't have hoped for a better line up to go into battle with next year. It going to be exciting.”
Full Madison Genesis 2015 line-up: Matt Cronshaw, Joe Evans, Matt Holmes, Liam Holohan, Tobyn Horton, Martyn Irvine, Dom Jelfs, James Mclaughlin, Mark McNally, Mike Northey, Tristan Robbins, Erick Rowsell, Tom Scully, Tom Stewart
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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.
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