Kristian House is on the verge of signing for an established Professional Continental team. The former Recycling.co.uk rider has a verbal agreement with the team, although he didn't want to announce the name before he'd put pen to paper.
House won the final stage of the Tour of Southland in New Zealand last Saturday (November 11) to cap an impressive season. The Kent-born rider has been racing since the Tour of Langkawi at the beginning of February, won the Irish Ras in May and the Premier Calendar series overall, "they're getting a bargain," Recycling.co.uk team manager John Herety said.
House had been in contact with several teams, although Recycling.co.uk had kept a spot open for him in case he failed to finalise a deal. He now becomes the fifth rider to move on from the British team as they look to focus on U23 riders next year, with Chris Newton (who also recieved offers from Pro teams) leading them.
"It's absulotely superb, we wanted all our riders to move on to better teams, so it's great news," Herety added.
House is now in Australia where he will remain for the majority of the winter, returning when his new team needs him.
Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. In that time he has written product reviews, features and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. Once an aspiring bike racer himself, he can still be seen at his club's evening races through the summer.