Team News: Archibald and Christian Sign up Eolo-Kometa

John Archibald and Mark Christian sign for Albert Contador’s team EOLO-KOMETA Cycling Team 

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Team News: Archibald and Christian Sign up Eolo-Kometa


British riders John Archibald and Mark Christian sign for the EOLO-KOMETA Cycling Team for a season after having competed in 2020 in the continental teams Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling and Canyon dhb p/b Soreen, respectively.

Scottish rider Archibald (interview with John here) has forged his reputation on the track and on the road and is an outstanding rider in races against the clock. He and his team won the bronze medal in the mixed team time trial that kicked off the 2019 Yorkshire World Championships.

Bronze medallist in the British Road Race Championship with Ben Swift (winner) and Ian Stannard, John explains “For me this is a unique opportunity,” says an Archibald who has also won medals in high-profile international competitions such as the Commonwealth Games.

“I hope to achieve good results next season, especially in the time trials. Of course fighting for good results in races we will face will be an exciting step forward that I am looking forward to.”.

Mark Christian (right) in the champion stripes with Luke Rowe a decade ago, one of a few titles he’s won.

Based on the Isle of Man, the strong climber Mark Christian has lots of experience on the road at international level, with high level performances in the Tour de Yorkshire (7th in 2017) and the Tour de Austria (13th in 2019), experience in Monuments (two Liège-Bastogne-Liège in his palmeres).

“I’m looking forward to starting this adventure” says Mark. “I was aware of the steps being taken at the Contador Foundation to make the jump to the ProTeam category. Sean Yates contacted me, explained what he expected from next year and I immediately agreed to sign. Being able to ride in some of the most important races in the world is a huge opportunity and I am very grateful to the whole team, with Alberto and Ivan at the helm, for this opportunity. I hope I can help EOLO-KOMETA to achieve its goals. I can’t wait to start working with coach Carlos Barredo and the rest of the team”.


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