NFTO (cycling team)

NFTO Pro Cycling (UCI team code: NPC) were a British UCI Continental cycling team,[1] until October 2016.[2] According to the team's website, 'NFTO' stands for 'Not For The Ordinary'.

NFTO
2014 Tour of Britain stage 5 riders 152 Jon Mould and 153 Sam Harrison.JPG
Team information
UCI codeNPC
RegisteredUnited Kingdom
Founded2014 (2014)
Disbanded2016
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI Continental
BicyclesFelt
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
Team manager(s)Tom Barras
Team name history
2014–2016
NFTO

Founded in 2014 the team were planning to become a UCI Professional Continental team in 2016.[3] However this change of status did not occur, and in October of that year it was announced that the team's sponsor would cease to support the team, and that the team's manager Tom Barras would set up a successor team with UCI Continental status.[4] In December Barras confirmed that the new team would not race after the squad's prospective sponsor pulled out.[5]

Major winsEdit

 
Ian Bibby, shortly before winning the Chorley Grand Prix on 4 April 2015
2014
Prudential RideLondon Adam Blythe
Overall Totnes - Vire, James Lewis
Stage 1, James Lewis
  Overall Tour Series Sprint classification, Jon Mould
Stoke-on-Trent , Jon Mould
Sprints classification, Jon Mould
Durham, Jon Mould
Sprints classification, Jon Mould
Edinburgh, Jon Mould
Sprints classification, Jon Mould
Woking Sprints classification, Jon Mould
Otley Criterium (Elite Circuit Series), Adam Blythe
Grand Prix of Poland Points race, Jonathan Mould
Stockton GP, Russell Downing
2015
Jock Wadley Memorial Road Race, Steele Von Hoff
Stage 4 Tour Down Under, Steele Von Hoff
Duncan Sparrow Road Race, Tom Barras
Capernwray Road Race, Ian Bibby
Rutland-Melton Classic, Steele Von Hoff
Chorley GP, Ian Bibby
Stage 6 An Post Rás, Ian Bibby

National championsEdit

2014
  British National Circuit Championships, Adam Blythe
2015
  Australian National Criterium Championships, Steele Von Hoff

Team rosterEdit

As of 18 April 2015[6]
Rider Date of birth
  Dale Appleby (GBR) (1986-12-09) 9 December 1986 (age 33)
  Tom Barras (GBR) (1978-06-21) 21 June 1978 (age 42)
  Ian Bibby (GBR) (1986-12-20) 20 December 1986 (age 33)
  Edmund Bradbury (GBR) (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 (age 27)
  Eddie Dunbar (IRL) (1996-09-01) 1 September 1996 (age 23)
  Sam Harrison (GBR) (1992-06-24) 24 June 1992 (age 28)
  Justin Hoy (GBR) (1978-09-27) 27 September 1978 (age 41)
  James Lewis (GBR) (1990-11-01) 1 November 1990 (age 29)
  Rhys Lloyd (GBR) (1989-01-23) 23 January 1989 (age 31)
Rider Date of birth
  James Lowsley-Williams (GBR) (1992-01-12) 12 January 1992 (age 28)
  Richard Mardle (GBR) (1980-12-09) 9 December 1980 (age 39)
  Zach May (GBR) (1995-07-25) 25 July 1995 (age 25)
  Jonathan McEvoy (GBR) (1989-08-02) 2 August 1989 (age 31)
  Matthew Rowe (GBR) (1988-04-24) 24 April 1988 (age 32)
  Rob Partridge (GBR) (1985-09-11) 11 September 1985 (age 34)
  Steele Von Hoff (AUS) (1987-12-31) 31 December 1987 (age 32)
  Hugh Wilson (GBR) (1987-04-18) 18 April 1987 (age 33)
  Joe Wiltshire (GBR) (1996-03-01) 1 March 1996 (age 24)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cycling. "NFTO 2014". cyclingarchives.com.
  2. ^ "NFTO Hands the Reigns Over to Tom Barras". www.nfto.com. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  3. ^ "NFTO unveils title sponsor and ProConti plans for 2016". Cycling Weekly. 17 April 2015.
  4. ^ Marshall-Bell, Chris (26 October 2016). "NFTO ends sponsorship of UCI Continental team but new outfit set to replace it". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  5. ^ Marshall-Bell, Chris (16 December 2016). "Proposed team to replace NFTO fails to secure sponsorship". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Team NFTO homepage". Archived from the original on 5 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014.