News: Graham Briggs back in Black


Former Raleigh rider Graham Briggs has been confirmed as riding for Rapha Condor JLT in 2014

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The first of Rapha Condor JLT’s new signings for the 2014 season is a familiar name to many fans of the team, as former National Criterium Champion Graham Briggs returns to the fold.

Briggs who has enjoyed some of the best years of his career with the team in 2008, 10 and 11, has spent the past two seasons at Team Raleigh, decided that a return to John Herety’s team would be the best move for 2014.


“I’ve had two good years at Raleigh, but I decided that it was time for a change. I was part of the Rapha Condor Sharp team in 2011 when we had a really successful year, but after that the focus of the team changed and I wanted to go off and see how I could go leading a team.”

“It went well and I had some great wins, but I feel that I can get better opportunities to succeed and the guidance that I need to perform at my best back with John.”

Briggs is a formidable sprinter and will form part of what looks to be a very strong Rapha Condor JLT Tour Series team, alongside other fastmen, Ed Clancy and Felix English. Indeed the televised series will be one of Briggs’ main goals for the upcoming season.

“We’ll have a really strong Tour Series team and I know that I’ll fit right in, having already ridden with Ed and some of the others over the years. There is no reason why we can’t win that series with the team that we’ll have.”

Briggs who will be thirty-one next July is also keen to play his part in the development of the young riders in the team.

“I benefitted a lot from older riders passing their experience on to me when I was younger and I hope to be able to do the same now. I think that I am in the right stage of my career to do it now too. Two years ago I don’t think I would have much help for real young guys, but that is not the case now.”




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