Rapha Leave JLT-Condor to Fly The Flag

Since Rapha’s recent announcement that they were ceasing to fund Rapha-Condor-JLT next season, it was unsure what would happen to their roster of talented riders. However, it appears Condor and JLT have agreed to stump up the missing funding and have agreed to back the new JLT-Condor team for the foreseeable. Alongside the afore mentioned financial support, the team have also secured Mavic as their garment manufacturer, a serious acquisition which displays the team’s intent for the future.

Condor-JLT

JLT-Condor’s roster of riders is not dramatically altered since Rapha packed their bags, the biggest departure currently being that of sprinter Chris Opie. Joining the team for next season includes the returning Australian Richard Lang, after a year away from the sport, and under-23 hot prospect Dante Carpenter; who joins from Zappi’s after a great year which included a top 20 in the senior’s national road race. Team manager John Herety has yet again displayed his talent for striking an effective blend of youth and experience, one which reaps results while allowing talented youngsters to develop through the ranks successfully. With domestic dominance a familiar sight for Herety’s ‘men in black’ in recent years, he will be looking to cement such a foundation in order to build upon 2014’s European ambitions with his new JLT-Condor team.

Confirmed Squad 2015:
Graham Briggs
Ed Clancy
Mike Cuming
Kristian House
Richard Handley
Richard Lang
Felix English (under 23)
Dante Carpenter (under 23)
David McCarthy (under 23)
Ed Laverack (under 23)
Luke Mellor (under 23)
Joe Moses (under 23)
Tom Moses (under 23)
Harry Tanfield (under 23)

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