News: Chris Truett to Manage Team “Champion System/Club Roost” in 2014


Chris Truett has been appointed Manager of the Champion System/Club Roost (formerly Maxgear) for the 2014 season and beyond

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Maxgear or Champion System/Club Roost as it will be named in 2014 has today appointed Chris Truett as Team Manager. Chris, who has managed teams such as Kinesis, Raleigh and Node 4 and managed the MTN Qhubeka pro team at the Tour of Britain this year, will look to build the team through the next few years towards a goal of UCI Status.



Simon and Adam Yates, former Maxgear riders in the North West.

Commenting on the appointment, team owner Wayne Greenhalgh said: “We have always looked to move the team forward every year and Chris Truett joining the team as manager shows our commitment and his shared vision that we are heading in the right direction. The team has had great success this year, with 129 podiums including 55 victories and winning every category of the CDNW in 2013.”

“Over the last couple of years, we’ve managed to help young riders move onto bigger things including the Yates twins, Simon and Adam, but we’d like to keep some of those riders ourselves now and build up eventually to UCI status.”

In 2014 the team have some exciting additions to the team (TBA) which will see them competing in the top level in the UK domestic scene, and in European races. The inclusion of young riders will mean their focus is still on rider development and to help these riders achieve their dream of becoming professional cyclists.

Chris Truett added: ” I’ve been looking at setting up another team for a few months and the opportunity to manage the Champion System / Club Roost team was a perfect choice for me. The owners and myself share the same vision to build a solid UK based pro development team, and the current setup is perfect of this.”

“I’ve seen many teams come and go and sponsors that are there for the long run are hard to find. This team has been around for about 5 years and helped develop some of the current future stars. Champion System showed me their plan for the next few years and this meant I could commit to something I could help build without worrying if I’d be looking for another team next year.”

“I’m looking forward to getting back into the UK elite race scene and I’m sure the team will be successful.”

Adding to this, Wayne said: “With Champion System now being a bigger sponsor of Pro Tour team Lampre Merida it’s exciting times for us. Our riders will be able to have direct contact with Lampre and will be able to get first hand knowledge of what it’s like to be a Pro Tour rider, and who knows, if any of them are good enough, they may quickly see them change from fluo Yellow to a fluo pink jersey! It’s our goal over the coming years to get riders to the very top and these links make it allot easier, watching Adam and Simon Yates do it has been fantastic to see this year.”


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