News – Madison Genesis for 2016


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News – Madison Genesis for 2016

Madison Genesis has revealed its 2016 team as well as a brand new official partnership with Mark Cavendish and his CVNDSH Scholarship in association with his new 2016 team, Dimension Data.

In addition to revealing its riders for next year, Madison Genesis for the first time has formed an exclusive partnership with world-renowned cyclist, Mark Cavendish. The partnership, with arguably the greatest sprinter of all time, will see Cavendish dedicate some time to the Madison Genesis team to help young riders develop into accomplished World Tour competitors.

Central to the partnership, Cavendish will give some of his time to the Madison Genesis riders that will include mentoring, training, road craft and race knowledge.

Current Team Manager at Madison Genesis, Roger Hammond is to co-manage the new-look team. Mark Cavendish said of the new partnership: “Without the support of key people like Roger Hammond in the early days of my career, I would never have made it to the top as a pro rider.

It was the advice, guidance and assistance that I received that kept me on course to achieve the pro team ambitions I had. This is the perfect opportunity for me to repay the sport I love with that same support and guidance for these young, talented riders. There’s no better platform to do that from than through a team I really believe in like Madison Genesis.”


2014 and Mark Cavendish (right) and Tom Stewart of Madison Genesis lead the peloton away from the start

Talking about his role and looking ahead to the new season, Roger Hammond said: “I’m so proud that Mark will join Madison Genesis on the next phase of the team’s journey. I have known Mark a long time, his knowledge and passion for the sport is second to none, combined with his enthusiasm to help nurture and support the up and coming generations, I could not have ever hoped for a better person to look to the future with team.

Dominic Langan, Madison Genesis team owner, said: “From inception it has been the objective of the Madison Genesis team to recognise and help develop young up and coming talent and to help them on their way to becoming world class competitive cyclists.

For the three years of the team, under the superb stewardship and tutelage of Roger Hammond we can celebrate many successes and take great pride in our team ethos and in our achievements. Our partnership with Mark Cavendish and his commitment to the Madison Genesis team will give a massive boost to our riders and further enable us to give them the absolute best support possible in their quest to realising their World Tour aspirations.”


2005 and Roger Hammond and Cavendish racing in GB colours

For 2016 the core of the Madison Genesis team remains:
Mike Northey
Tom Stewart
Erick Rowsell
Tobyn Horton
Matt Cronshaw
Matt Holmes
Joe Evans
Tristan Robbins

There is also an update in the way of departures from the team with Tom Scully, who has moved on to Pro Conti team and Mark McNally who has moved to Wanty – GroupeGobert. Madison Genesis however welcomes four exciting new signings in the shape of:

Felix English (from JLT Condor)
Grufford Lewis (from Pedal Heaven)
Alex Blain (from France, former winner of the CiCLE Classic and Tour Series round at Southport)
Taylor Gunman (New Zealand, from Avanti racing) (Oceania road champion – same as European sort of but for those Down Under!)

Cavendish is no stranger to helping the cause of young sportsmen and women, being already deeply involved with his CVNDSH Scholarship. This new partnership with the team is further proof of his commitment to developing young people trying to make a viable career out of the sports they love. For more information about the CVNDSH Scholarship, visit

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