Russ Downing among nine new JLT-Condor signings for 2016

Elite Road Series winner Steve Lampier and Elite Circuit Series victor Jon Mould also join John Herety's squad.

Russell Downing, Monsal Hill-Climb 2015
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

JLT-Condor’s 2016 line-up will be bolstered by nine signings, with Russell Downing and Jon Mould among the new arrivals.

Former Sky rider Downing joins John Herety’s team having spent a season with the Danish Cult Energy squad. Mould, 24, won this year’s Elite Circuit Series; he joins from One Pro Cycling, who surprisingly did not renew his contract for next season.

Elite Road Series winner Steve Lampier, promising youngsters Chris Lawless and Stephen Williams, George Atkins, Conor Dunne, Alistair Slater and Kiwi team pursuiter Alex Frame complete the new arrivals.

“We have considerably strengthened the team for 2016,” explained team manager John Herety.

"Russ is big signing for us: he will be our team captain for 2016 and his role will be to support our new signings Chris Lawless and Alex Frame as well as our current sprinter, Graham Briggs. I am delighted he has joined us.”

Briggs, Ed Clancy, Ed Laverack, David McCarthy, Luke Grivell Mellor and Tom Moses have all been retained from this year’s line-up.

JLT-Condor 2016 line-up

George Atkins (joins from One)

Graham Briggs

Ed Clancy

Russ Downing (joins from Cult Energy)

Conor Dunne (joins from An Post-Chain Reaction)

Alex Frame (joins from Cycling New Zealand)

Luke Grivell Mellor

Steve Lampier (joins from Raleigh-GAC)

Ed Laverack

Chris Lawless (joins from Team Wiggins)

David McCarthy

Tom Moses

Jon Mould (joins from One)

Alistair Slater (joins from An Post-Chain Reaction)

Stephen Williams (joins from Pedal Heaven)