News: Wilier/

Revamped Wilier/ team returns for its fifth season on the cycling circuit

Following the 2010 season which saw the team finish third in the National Points Series rankings with the UK No 1 rider and 4 others in the top ten along with a massive total of 55 wins, the revamped Wilier/ team returns for its fifth season on the circuit with a new colour scheme and a different co-sponsor in Frome based vehicle rental company

The team are already racing hard to try and repeat the number of wins and podiums during this season and after recently gaining an invitation to the 2011 Tour Series this will understandably now become a major priority.

The team roster has been reduced from 10 riders to 8 for 2011 with four new recruits joining the team this year each bringing new and different talents to the squad.

Colin Parry had 3 Elite RR wins in 2010, Blake Pond is another very strong Elite all rounder plus two other young up and coming riders join the team in 21 year old Hugh Wilson and finally 23 year old Gary Chambers, both had a notable first year in Elite racing in 2010 and are hoping to continue this form in 2011.

Returning to the team are experienced all rounder’s Grant Bayton and Mark Perry, ex top pro and Olympian Ben Luckwell and team sprinter Ian Rees. The team recently met with sponsors and press at new backers Live2Ride in Frome, Somerset and then rode out on a small training ride to nearby Longleat House for a photo opportunity in front of the magnificent house. Longleat as ever was a perfect venue, with its stunning main drive to the house giving a truly amazing backdrop to the photos for this South West based team.

Once again the team are riding the top of the range 2011 Wilier Cento Uno equipped with Campagnolo Super Record kindly provided by ATB Sales, the bikes certainly stand out in the blue and green colour scheme with matching team kit designed by Andrew Crocker at Kalas Sportswear.

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The team wish to thank the following sponsors for their support in 2011 –  – ATB Sales kindly providing top of the range Wilier Cento Uno Bikes – Vehicle Sponsor and Vehicle Hire based in Frome, Somerset – Frome Cycle Shop and Wilier Dealer giving team support – Residential Care Home based in the south west again giving the team support – Team Clothing Sponsor providing the quality kit – High performance Ultremo ZX and Durano tyres and tubs – Team Eye Wear Sponsor – Unique post ride nutrition via handy quick and easy sport meals in a pot, – Bournemouth Hotel providing team support. – Team Energy Products Sponsor – providing the race gels, dribks and energy products – 100% Organic Embrocation products – Team Support and Wellman Vitamins – Commercial Batteries Company giving Team Vehicle Support – Kindly providing Tacx bike stands and stylish Met helmets