MG-Maxifuel

10th 

BRITISH CYCLING

 RANKING 2012
 (as Cycle Premier-Kovert) 
Selected for the Tour Series

Riders: Magnus Backstedt, Jordan Bason, Will Bjergfelt, Perry Bowater, Dec Byrne, Jamie Caldwell, Joe Fox, Henry Furniss, David Lines, Paul Londors, David Palmer, Jamie Scott, Liam Stones



DID YOU KNOW? As well as racing for MG-Maxifuel, Magnus Backstedt is preparing to make his Ironman debut this August. He is aiming is to complete the long-distance triathlon event in under nine hours and qualify for the 2014 World Championships in Hawaii.



Metaltek-Knights of Old


3rd 

BRITISH CYCLIN G

RANKING 2012
 Selected for the Tour Series

Riders: Dale Appleby, Chris Bartlett, Will Fox, Dexter Gardis, Kit Gilham, Tom Last, Gruff Lewis, Rhys Lloyd, Adam Martin, Dave McGowan, Tom Murray, Rob Orr, Matt Pilkington, Robert Smail, Ben Stockdale



ONE TO WATCH: Tom Murray – the former IG-Sigma Sport rider is consistently good in the Tour Series and Elite Circuit Series.



SPIN-Rotor-Primal-C Originals RT


14th 

BRITISH CYCLING 

RANKING 2012 
(as Primal Europe) Selected for the Tour Series

Riders: Adam Bright, Antoine Gaudillat, Peter Haworth, Chris Nicholson, Nick Pilborough, Colin Parry, George Pym, James Smith, Tom Stockdale, James Williams



ONE TO WATCH: George Pym – the Devonian finished fourth in the National Championships junior road race in 2012.



Hope Factory Racing


31st 

BRITISH CYCLING 

RANKING 2012 
Selected for the Tour Series

Riders: Dan Booth, Jack Clarkson, Dave Collins, Chris Gatt, Ben Greenwood, James Gullen, Jordan Hargreaves, Hamish Haynes, Ben Kellett, Michael Knight, Paul Oldham, Jamie Sharp Matthew Williams



DID YOU KNOW? Dan Booth uses his commute to train – by day he is a fireplace and multi-fuel stove fitter.



Twenty3c.co.uk-Focus


17th 

BRITISH CYCLING

 RANKING 2012

Riders: Owen Lake, Andy Lyons, Dave Nichols, Adam Norris, Oliver Rossi, Luke Ryan, Dean Shannon, Wojciech Szlachta, Pete Vincent

ONE TO WATCH: Wojciech Szlachta – the elite-ranked rider is one of the most intelligent riders on the British scene, and has an integrated Masters degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University to his name, specialising in experimental and theoretical Physics.



Herbalife Leisure Lakes Bikes.com


5th 

BRITISH CYCLING

 RANKING 2012

Riders: Simon Baxter, Richard Bott, Tommy Bustard, Alex Coutts, Giles Drake, Gary Hand, Will Haynes, Andrew Hawdon, Alistair Kay, Harry Tanfield



DID YOU KNOW? Alex Coutts has ridden for UCI-ranked teams for the last 10 years – including Babes Only-Villapark Lingemeer-Flanders in 2007 – and has competed alongside the world’s best at the Tours of Qatar, Oman and Langkawi.



Wheelbase Altura MGD


50th 

BRITISH CYCLING

 RANKING 2012

Riders: Tom Barras, Alex Bottomley, Steve Clarke, Andy Coupe, Lewis Craven, Jack Cutsforth, Adam Duggleby, Liam Glen, Tony Greenhaulgh, Alistair Rutherford, Stuart Reid



SOUND FAMILIAR? Tom Barras is the son of legendary British racer, ‘Super’ Sid Barras.



Team Corley Cycles


12th 

BRITISH CYCLING

 RANKING 2012

Riders: Roy Chamberlain, Ben Chapman, Sean Dines, Matt 
Gee, Ian Knight, Don Parry, Jonathan Shuster, Michael Smith, Liam Stones



DID YOU KNOW? Team Corley Cycles were founded in 2007 to help raise money and awareness for the Milton Keynes-based Willen Hospice. So far, they’ve donated over £15,000 to the charity.



Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves


8th 

BRITISH CYCLING
 RANKING 2012

Riders: Nick Baker, Andy Betts, Dan Duguid, Scot Easter, Andy Hargroves, George Harper, John Heaton-Armstrong, Matt Higgins, Alex Higham, Justin Hoy, Henry Latimer, Richard Mardle, Lee Smith, Tom Smith, Chris Spence, John Wager, Peter Wager



ONE TO WATCH Justin Hoy – he finished eighth in British Cycling’s rider rankings for 2012 after amassing 16 victories in National B races.



Teamwallis-CHH


21st 

BRITISH CYCLING 
RANKING 2012

Riders: Steve Abbott, Dan Davies, Dafydd Dylan, Eldon Garnett, Alex Hopper, Henry Hunter, Sean McGovern, Julian Pearson, Nev Pearson, Jordan Rigby, Charlie Tanfield, Martin Wallis, Dan Warrick



DID YOU KNOW? The squad was formed in 2008 as a development team in the North West. Tom Moses, Matt Holmes (Raleigh) and Harry Tanfield (Herbalife-LeisureLakesBikes.com) are among the products of this approach.



TS Racing Team-Vankru


16th 

BRITISH CYCLING

 RANKING 2012
(as Velo29)

Riders: Martin Axon, Rob Carter, Michael Coward, Mark Guymer, Levi Lawrence, Andy Leon, Mike Smart, Dan Smith, Chris Wood



DID YOU KNOW? The team are backed by online cycling retailer Velo29, which is also behind the Stockton Elite Circuit Series and Premier Calendar races.



Pedal Heaven RT


7th 

BRITISH CYCLING
 RANKING 2012

Riders: Nick Allen, Lewis Atkins, Francis Cade, Anders Christiensen, Alex Camier, Dante Carpenter, Dave Creeggen, Tim Elverson, Dave Larcombe, Rob McCarthy, Chris McNamara, Paul Pickup, Jamie Pine, Allan Ridler, Rory Townsend



DID YOU KNOW? Dave Creeggen is a qualified pilot.



RST Racing


26th 

BRITISH CYCLING 

RANKING 2012

Riders: Ryan Bell, Ben Berry, Gunnar Gronlund, Jamie Morgan, Tim Rowson, Tom Stewart, Dan Storey, Matt Sumpton, Jonny Towers, Chris Walker



SOUND FAMILIAR? Is that the Chris Walker, who won the Milk Race and Lincoln GP in the early 1990s? Yes it is!

Where to see the teams – 2013 racing calendar

UCI RACES

  • April 21

    Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic (1.2)
  • August 4

    RideLondon Classic (1.1)
  • September 15-22

    Tour of Britain (2.1)

PREMIER CALENDAR

  • April 27-28

    Tour of the Reservoir, Northumberland
  • May 12

    Lincoln GP, Lincolnshire
  • June 30

    Beaumont Trophy, Northumberland
  • July

    Stockton Grand Prix, Cleveland
  • July 14

    Grand Prix of Wales, Monmouthshire
  • July 28

    Ryedale GP, North Yorkshire

TOUR SERIES

  • May 14

    Kirkcaldy, Fife
  • May 16

    Durham, County Durham
  • May 21

    Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  • May 24

    Aberystwyth, Dyfed
  • May 28

    Torquay, Devon
  • May 30

    Colchester, Essex
  • June 4

    Redditch, Worcestershire
  • June 6

    Canary Wharf, London
  • June 11

    Woking, Surrey
  • June 13

    Aylsham, Norfolk
  • June 14

    Ipswich, Suffolk

ELITE CIRCUIT SERIES

  • July 3

    Otley GP, West Yorkshire
  • July 5

    Stockton Town Centre Races, Cleveland
  • July 12

    Wales Open Criterium, Monmouthshire
  • July 17

    Colne GP, Lancashire
  • July 19

    Beverley Town Centre Races, East Yorkshire
  • July 24

    Sheffield GP, South Yorkshire

NATIONAL A RACES

  • May 4-5

    Nigel Measom Two-day, Leicestershire
  • June 8

    IG London Nocturne, London
  • June 9

    Hillingdon GP, London
  • June 16

    Circuit of the Fens Road Race, Cambridgeshire
  • July 21

    York Cycling City Races
  • September 1

    Jef Schils Memorial, Essex

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • June 20

    National Time Trial Championships, Glasgow
  • June 23

    National Road Race Championships, Glasgow

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