Manager John Herety described the 2010 Rapha signings as “building from the bottom up” and there are some handy additions to the team, especially from Down Under.
Dean Windsor came close to landing the Australian criterium championship against some classy opposition and will lead the Tour Series assault alongside former British champion Dean Downing. Fellow Aussie Zak Dempster will put his track speed to good use on the road, and former Australian road champion Darren Lapthorne stays with the boys in black for another year.
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Reigning British road champion Kristian House, meanwhile, aims to give his shiny white jersey more airings on the podium this year, while youngster Matt Cronshaw will be looking for more opportunities to shine after some fine results in 2009.
1st Dan Craven, Clayton Velo Classic
1st Kristian House, Lago Vista Primavera, Texas
1st Darren Lapthorne, Roy Thame Cup
1st Jon Tiernan-Locke, Jock Wadley RR
1st Dean Downing, 5th stage Tour of Taiwan
1st Chris Newton, 1st stage Tour DoonHame
1st Chris Newton, 2nd stage Tour DoonHame
1st Matt Cronshaw, 3rd stage Tour of the North
1st Dean Windsor, 4th stage Tour of the North
1st Chris Newton, overall Tour DoonHame
1st Chris Newton, Lincoln Grand Prix
1st Dean Downing, Dumfries Bikefest Grand Prix
1st Rapha-Condor-Sharp, Tour Series Round 1 – Canary Wharf