Meet the British team racing UCI events on a £1,600 a year budget

From 11th hour sports director to rest-day football, Joe Laverick gets stuck into racing with the team that combines competitive cycling with a lads' on tour vibe

Nassos Triantafyllou
(Image credit: Nassos Triantafyllou)

Walking into the Rodos Palace hotel in Greece for the first time, I didn’t know what to expect.

I’d agreed to come to race a block of UCI races in Rhodes off the back of a handful of Instagram DMs. What followed over the next 10 days was perhaps the most fun I’ve ever had in and around a bike race – a mix between a lads’ holiday and a bike racing team.

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Results on the Rhodes
StageTerrainWinnerBest BritBest SN Vitae Bim Bam rider
1Hilly with sprintChristian Ingemann Lindquist (Restaurant Suri - Carl Ras)Dylan Humber-Kelly (Yoeleo Factory Team) 41stEwan Mackie, 50th
2Hilly with sprintHjalmar Klyver (IBT - Tripeak)Josh Housley (SN Vitae Bim Bam) 29thJosh Housley
3HillyAndreas Miltiadis (Kiwi Atlántico - Cabo de Peñas)Ewan Mackie (SN Vitae Bim Bam) 31stEwan Mackie

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