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.
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Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling when channel surfing in 1989 and happening across the greatest ever edition of the Tour de France. He's been a Greg LeMond fan ever since. He started racing in 1995 when moving to university in North Wales gave him more time to train and some amazing roads to train on. He raced domestically for several years, riding everything from Surrey leagues to time trials, track and even a few Premier Calendars. In 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium with the Kingsnorth International Wheelers.
Since working for Cycling Weekly he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage 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. He can still be seen at his club's evening races through the summer but he still hasn't completed the CW5000 challenge!
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