Roger Hammond joins Dimension Data as sports director

Former pro rider and Madison-Genesis manager Roger Hammond teams up with the African squad

Roger Hammond, Tour Series 2014 Barrow

Roger Hammond will join new recruit Mark Cavendish at Team Dimension Data for 2016 as a sports director, a job that he will undertake alongside his current role as manager with British squad Madison-Genesis.

Hammond has worked with the Madison team since 2012, and will also join the African squad (currently still MTN-Qhubeka) for next season with the likeliness that they'll step-up to WorldTour level.

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Richard Windsor

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