Vitus Pro Cycling Team p/b Brother UK

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Vitus Pro Cycling Team p/b Brother UK (UCI team code: VIT) is a British UCI Continental cycling team.[1] From 2010 to 2017, the team was sponsored by the Raleigh Bicycle Company,[2] before Vitus took over the naming rights in 2018.[3]

Vitus Pro Cycling Team p/b Brother UK
Team information
UCI codeVIT
RegisteredUnited Kingdom
Founded2010 (2010)
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI Continental
BicyclesVitus
Key personnel
General managerCherie Pridham
Team name history
2010–2011
2012–2013
2013–2014
2015–2017
2018
2019–
Team Raleigh
Team Raleigh–GAC
Team Raleigh
Team Raleigh–GAC
Vitus Pro Cycling Team
Vitus Pro Cycling Team p/b Brother UK

Team historyEdit

Founded in 2010 Team Raleigh–GAC's primary sponsor was the Raleigh Bicycle Company who supplied the team's bicycles. The team was also sponsored by a roster of additional sponsors[4] including GAC Logistics, Škoda Auto, Don Amott and iPro. The team competed in senior professional events in the United Kingdom and Europe, other than the Grand Tours and UCI ProTour races. For the 2011 season they expanded the team to 12 riders,[5] and in 2013 they expanded again to 14 riders.[6] In December 2013 it was announced that Bernard Hinault would work with the team in a "patron" role for the 2014 season.[7]

After the team's initial season with sponsorship by Vitus in 2018, in 2019 the team added Brother UK as a co-sponsor, with the team's official name becoming "Vitus Pro Cycling Team, Powered By Brother UK".[8]

Team rosterEdit

As of 27 May 2020.[9]
Rider Date of birth
  Stephen Bradbury (GBR) (1993-10-19) 19 October 1993 (age 26)
  Adam Kenway (GBR) (1987-07-08) 8 July 1987 (age 32)
  Christopher Latham (GBR) (1994-02-06) 6 February 1994 (age 26)
  Tom Mazzone (GBR) (1993-07-09) 9 July 1993 (age 26)
  Chris McGlinchey (IRL) (1994-03-31) 31 March 1994 (age 26)
  Darnell Moore (IRL) (1996-08-27) 27 August 1996 (age 23)
Rider Date of birth
  Mikey Mottram (GBR) (1990-06-08) 8 June 1990 (age 29)
  Joe Nally (GBR) (1999-07-13) 13 July 1999 (age 20)
  Freddie Scheske (GER) (1995-09-19) 19 September 1995 (age 24)
  Joe Sutton (GBR) (1997-09-26) 26 September 1997 (age 22)
  Dan Tulett (GBR) (1999-07-03) 3 July 1999 (age 20)
  Joey Walker (GBR) (1997-09-15) 15 September 1997 (age 22)

Major winsEdit

2012
Stage 6 Vuelta Mexico, Daniel Holloway[10]
Tour Series sprints jersey winner, Bernard Sulzberger[11]
Tour Series Round 6 (Peterborough) Team win
Tour Series Round 9 stage win, Graham Briggs (Colchester)
Tour Series Round 10 stage win, Bernard Sulzberger (Stoke-on-Trent)
2013
Prologue Tour de Normandie, Tom Scully
Stage 3 Tour de Normandie, Alexandre Blain
Overall Tour of the Reservoir, Evan Oliphant
Stage 2, Evan Oliphant
Pearl Izumi Tour Series
Round 1 (Kirkcaldy), Team win
Round 2 (Durham), Team win
Round 7 (Redditch), 1st, Tom Scully
Round 12 (Ipswich), 1st, Tom Scully
IG Markets London Nocturne, Tom Scully
Stafford Grand Prix, Tom Scully
2014
Gouesnou Cyclo-cross, Matthieu Boulo
Eddie Soens Memorial Race, Ian Wilkinson[12]
Severn Bridge Road Race, Alexandre Blain
Evesham Vale Road Race, Yanto Barker
Stage 2 Tour of the Reservoir, Evan Oliphant[13]
Lincoln Grand Prix, Yanto Barker
Scottish Road Race Championship, Evan Oliphant
Tour Series Round 7 (Redditch), Matthieu Boulo
Elite Circuit Series (Stockton Festival of Cycling), George Atkins
Overall Elite Circuit Series, George Atkins
Stafford Kermesse, Morgan Kneisky
Grenchen Track championships (Madison), Morgan Kneisky
Overall Premier Calendar Road Series, Yanto Barker
UCI Track World Cup – London (Team pursuit), Mark Christian
UCI Track World Cup – London (Madison), Mark Christian
2015
Wally Gimber RR, Karol Domagalski
Crit on the Campus Stirling, Evan Oliphant

World championsEdit

2014
  World Track championships (Madison), Morgan Kneisky

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ UCI
  2. ^ "Team Raleigh: Team Profile". Cycling Weekly. 16 March 2010.
  3. ^ Hickmott, Larry (1 January 2018). "Team News: Vitus Pro Cycling Team". VeloUK. WordPress. Retrieved 14 January 2018. New start for Cherie Pridham Racing (formerly Raleigh GAC) as they announce a new name for 2018, Vitus Pro Cycling Team
  4. ^ Our Sponsors
  5. ^ "Team Raleigh expands for 2011". Cycling Weekly. 25 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Team Raleigh 2013 launched with the help of some special guests". Team Raleigh News.
  7. ^ Henrys, Colin (6 December 2013). "Tour de France legend Bernard Hinault becomes Team Raleigh patron". Roadcycling UK. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  8. ^ Evans, Josh (27 November 2018). "Vitus Pro Cycling's 2019 Vitus ZX1 Team Aero Disc - Gallery". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Vitus Pro Cycling P / B Brother UK". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 27 May 2020. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  10. ^ Cycling News. "Vuelta Mexico 2012: Stage 6 Results - Cyclingnews.com". Cyclingnews.com.
  11. ^ "Sulzberger wins final Tour Series round in Stoke on Trent". Team Raleigh News.
  12. ^ "Raleigh's Ian Wilkinson wins Eddie Soens Memorial - Cycling Weekly". Cycling Weekly. 1 March 2014.
  13. ^ "Oliphant wins Stage 2 of the Tour of the Reservoir". Team Raleigh. Raleigh UK Ltd. 13 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.

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