British elite team VCUK-Champions System plots route to WorldTour

New top-flight squad planned for 2019

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The manager of the British junior team, alumni of which include Adam and Simon Yates, has outlined plans to start a WorldTour squad, possibly as early as 2019.

VCUK-Champion System are currently an elite team racing mainly on the national circuit, and its junior teams have produced the Yates twins, Cannondale-Drapac neo-pro Hugh Carthy, Axeon Hagens Berman rider Chris Lawless and most recently current junior world cyclo-cross champion Tom Pidcock.

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Richard Windsor

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