Tim Elverson has unveiled an 18-man squad who will ride in the colours of Canyon dhb p/b Soreen next season.
The owner and sports director has retained the services of thirteen members of this year’s Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes line-up.
And he has added five new faces, among them an Australian and another Belgian as he prepares for the UCI Continental team’s fourth season.
Jacob Scott, Rob Scott, Alex Peters, Jérôme Baugnies and Brenton Jones have all signed up.
Re-signing are Alex Paton, Andrew Tennant, Thomas Stewart, Jacob Hennessy, Ryan Christensen, Matthew Bostock, Max Stedman, Alex Colman, Callum Macleod, Rory Townsend, Daniel Pearson, Oliver Wood and Charlie Tanfield. Elverson said:
“2020 is going to be a great year. 70% of my squad is staying the same, so we should pick up where we left off and I think the five guys I’ve brought in will fit in well in terms of attitude and desire to win.”
Jacob Scott joins the team after a successful 2019 season with Swift Carbon Pro Cycling.
Rob Scott, former National U23 Road Championship winner, joins us from the now-defunct Wiggins Le Col, and is our youngest new rider on the squad.
Alex Peters, who formally rode for Team Sky, makes a return to racing in 2020 after leaving the sport in 2017.
Jérôme Baugnies, arrives from UCI Pro Continental team Wanty-Groupe Gobert, where he has been for the past six years.
Australian Brenton Jones comes from UCI Pro Continental team Delko Marseille Provence where he has been for the past two years. Prior to this he rode for JLT-Condor.
Elverson’s decision to recruit a couple of older riders may come as a surprise to some but he believes they will add an extra dimension to his team. He added:
“The average age is 24 which is slightly up from last year, but I believe the increased experience of Jérôme and Brenton will allow the other riders of similar style to learn and blossom.
“I also believe we have a few guys set to have a breakthrough year, so it’s going to be a great season ahead.”
Our huge thanks to @glorious.cc for the Lego design of our squad.
Existing (13): Alex Paton, Andrew Tennant, Thomas Stewart, Jacob Hennessy, Ryan Christensen, Matthew Bostock, Max Stedman, Alex Colman, Callum Macleod, Rory Townsend, Daniel Pearson, Oliver Wood and Charlie Tanfield
New (five): Jacob Scott, Rob Scott, Alex Peters, Jérôme Baugnies and Brenton Jones.