Former Tour Series round winners Marcin Bialoblocki and Ian Wilkinson are among the six new riders UK Youth has added to its roster for 2013.

Pole Bialoblocki joins from Node4-Giordana, while Wilkinson and Rob Partridge rode for Endura Racing in 2012.

Former Motorpoint and Raleigh-GAC all-rounder Tobyn Horton, one-time British Cycling Olympic Academy rider Jon Mould and 21-year-old Josh Hunt – brother of former Team Sky rider Jeremy – complete the new arrivals.

Half of the 12-man team rode for UK Youth in 2012, which marked their first year as a UCI-ranked team. They are hoping to retain their Contintenal-ranked license for next season.

In only their second season, they enjoyed success at home, most notably in the Tour Series. Swede Niklas Gustavsson showed great maturity to win in Redditch, before they took the team prize in Aberystwyth the following night.

Experienced pro Yanto Barker, sprinter Chris Opie, James Lowsley-Williams, Richard Tanguy are all retained for next season, as is Greg Mansell, whose father Nigel is the President of the UK Youth charity.

In announcing details of its bike deal with Cervelo, the team said: “They use the same engineering tools and techniques as the most advanced F1 teams.”

Team UK Youth team 2013

Yanto Barker

Marcin Bialoblocki

Niklas Gustavsson

Tobyn Horton

Josh Hunt

James Lowsley-Williams

Greg Mansell

Jon Mould

Chris Opie

Rob Partridge

Richard Tanguy

Ian Wilkinson

  • Peter O’Halloran

    Great to see Rob Partridge and Ian Wilkinson joining team UK Youth. A positive step forward by Mr Mansell on signing these two great riders making for a stronger team and the start of a great winning season for UK Youth. Well done lads