Tim Elverson is optimistic of a big performance after ringing the changes ahead of the Chorley Grand Prix on Saturday (11am).
The BIKE Channel Canyon sports director has switched five riders following the Tour of the Wolds.
Key to that decision are the added climbs of the 187km battle in Lancashire, with Max Stedman and Mitchell Webber among those to come in for the penultimate round of the Spring Cup.
Dexter Gardias and Rob Partridge are recalled from the opening round – the East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix, while Matt Nowell is handed his first start of the series.
Elverson reckons he once again has plenty of firepower as he targets the team’s first win at the top table of the domestic scene. He said:
“It’s a different proposition to the Tour of the Wolds but hopefully we can do well.
“Everything resets and we get the chance to have another go.
“I have changed five riders, so that will freshen things up a little bit.
“We have two guys who haven’t done one yet. It will be exciting to see how they go.
“The other three guys are coming back in, having raced Klondike.
“I’m optimistic we are going to be strong again. We should be strong in all these races but obviously so are some of the others.
“We will need to ride as a team and make it work ourselves if we are to get this elusive win.
“We are going all right, though. We are third in the team standings, so it’s okay.
“But we must continue to improve and focus on being a unit.”
The squad for the Chorley Grand Prix is completed by Rory Townsend and James Lowsley-Williams, who were so impressive in Lincolnshire, and Jack Pullar.
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