Team News: Maxgear for 2013


After a great 2012 which saw the Champion System and Maxgear team take many wins including overall and KOM at the Jnr Tour of Wales, the team looks to build for 2013.

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With Champion System and Maxgear continuing as title sponsor new UK bike brand ‘Base Bicycles’ joins them in supplying team bikes.

“The primary team focus is still junior development” commented team owner Wayne Greenhalgh. “We had such a great 2012 and our commitment to the junior squad paid off taking wins at the Tour of Ireland and overall at the Tour of Wales and Tour of Green Mountain (USA). With Hugh Carthy moving on to Rapha and Chris Latham to the GB Academy, it’s great to see we helped these riders move onto the next level of their cycling career.”

Jake Ragan will be the only Junior rider remaining on the squad from 2013 with new riders James Knox, Josh Knights and Adam Britton joining to make a Junior team of four. The team has also employed Peter Kay as team manager for the junior squad.

The team will again focus on the Junior national series , and tours but will also target key European races and tours to help further develop the riders. In the Seniors, new riders Steve Smith and Dillon Byrne will help the team develop to a higher level in the Premier Calendars and Tour Series and Ian Roberts (triathlete) will develop his cycling skills and hopefully benefit at the European and world Triathlon Championships. The women’s team has seen the addition of a national Champion in the form of talented veteran rider Janet Birkmyre and riders Lauryn Theryn and Joanne Blakeley.

Ciaran Dunne of Champion System was pleased to announce the continued support of the custom team clothing brand. “We helped facilitate a move for Irish National Champion and ex GB rider Matt Brammeier to our Pro Continental team at the end of 2012 and now provide kit to Pro Tour team Lampre, so for us the sponsorship of Maxgear is a must. We want to help promote the fact that our clothing is no different from a pro rider to a youth rider. Maxgear is helping to develop some of the UK’s best young riders and their feedback is important to our product development.”

Maxgear has continued support from cycling equipment brand maxgear, Limar Helmets, Lake shoes, Kenda tyres, Jagwire cables, 4Za Forza , Today’s Cyclist, Buyabike, Club Roost, Mi Cable Tidy and Yoursportsfuel will continue with their nutrition sponsorship, which according to Greenhalgh, “made the difference during the tours especially in recovery”. New Sponsor Sorrymate who specialise in cycle insurance and claims have also come on board as a new sponsor to cycling.

The Team will have it’s official team launch at Buyabike, Chorley on March 9th.

Full Team Roster 2013

Adam Britton
Jake Ragan
James Knox
Josh Knights
Team Manager Peter Kay

Dillon Byrne
Ian Roberts
John Rigby
Matt Limacher
Steve Smith
Wayne Greenhalgh

Eve Dixon
Frankie White
Janet Birkmyre
Joanne Blakeley
Melissa Bury
Nicola Soden
Lauryn Theryn


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