News – News signings for Raleigh GAC


Team news – Fresh out of the junior ranks and the HMT Academy, Karl Baillie & Jack Escritt to join Raleigh GAC in 2016

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Karl Baillie & Jack Escritt to Join Raleigh GAC in 2016

Team Raleigh GAC have revealed two more signings for their 2016 team to join another new signing Steven Roach and current or former Raleigh riders Andy Hawdon, Evan Oliphant, Matthieu Boulo and Morgan Kniesky. More of the line up will be revealed later …

Karl Baillie and Jack Escritt from the HMT Academy, have both signed contracts for the 2016 season. The pair have both raced on continent in 2015 with the support of HMT Academy and are looking forward to a new challenge, in their first year as Under 23s.

It also highlight’s Raleigh-GAC’s intention to give riders fresh out of the Junior ranks a place in a UCI team where they can learn and grow with the help of more experienced and high profile racers.

“This is a great opportunity for both Jack and Karl to put into action everything they have learnt whilst riding for HMT Academy. Of course they will continue to learn and develop as u23’s while under the guidance of Raleigh GAC, and as a team we wish them all the best” commented a spokesperson for HMT Academy Cycling Team.

Both Baillie and Escritt have enjoyed success in 2015 as juniors, both taking wins in the British National Series. Karl Baillie also won stage 2 of Junior Tour of the Basque Country, in what he described as a season highlight.

Jack and Karl have also played key roles in HMT Academy’s success across Europe, with top results in Poland, Spain, France, Belgium and Holland. HMT Academy’s aim of riding successfully as a team at junior level, will give Baillie and Escritt a lot of the tools they need when racing for the Raleigh GAC outfit in the UK.



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