Today (Tuesday 9 December, 2014) sees the announcement of an exciting new professional cycling team based in the UK – ONE Pro Cycling – which is looking to compete at UCI Continental level in 2015.
The team was co-founded by CEO Matt Prior, a leading sportsman and England Cricketer. Matt has 79 England test caps to date, was a member of the England Team that won three Ashes Series home and away, and was also a member of the number one ranked test side in the world in 2011.
Riders for the ONE Pro Cycling 2015 Team are as follows:
Yanto Barker – Race Captain
Yanto Barker had the following to say, "I'm so pleased to be part of the Team One project. I'm particularly looking forward to working with the people in the team, some of whom i have achieved success with in the past and others i hope to achieve success with in the future. Whatever happens i am personally committed to contributing to and fulfilling the potential of the team in every respect.
Steve Benton, a former Human Performance Coach for Formula 1 and World Rally drivers - including England’s only World Rally Champion, Richard Burns - is ONE Pro Cycling’s Performance Coach. Steve is the driving force behind the recruitment and preparation of the 12 man squad.
Matt Winston will join from 1 January 2015 as Sports Director, having spent the last eight years at British Cycling and most recently as the GB Olympic Development Coach.
Becky Frewing, who has worked in UK Cycling Teams for the past four years, will head up the squad as Team Manager.