Following the publication of the 2021 home calendars on Monday, British Biking is happy to immediately announce the launch of a brand new Elite Growth Workforce standing, supporting the most effective British expertise on their journey in direction of success on the world stage.
Elite Growth Workforce standing will present a brand new tier for bold nationwide groups with a powerful growth focus, bridging the hole to UCI Continental stage, and guaranteeing that riders are supported by a group of help employees, complete race programmes, and applicable steerage and mentoring.
Groups can be required to satisfy a set standards to be awarded Elite Growth Workforce standing, in areas together with the variety of younger, British riders on the group; supporting riders’ bills for nationwide and worldwide races; provision of kit and devoted help; and attendance at nationwide street and circuit sequence occasions. Each males’s and ladies’s groups can be inspired to use.
These groups attaining EDT standing will carry a stamp of recognition for the standard of help they provide to riders and the function they play in creating the most effective British expertise. They will even profit from extra publicity by way of British Biking digital and social media channels, have assured entry into nationwide sequence occasions, and over time be capable of entry schooling programs and workshops for group riders and employees. Additional data on how groups can attain Elite Growth Workforce standing can be revealed within the coming weeks.
British Biking Elite Highway Racing Supervisor, Erick Rowsell, stated:
“We all know that competing at a nationwide stage for younger riders sitting exterior of the present UCI Continental Groups may be troublesome and costly, which may stop riders from attaining their greatest outcomes on the bike. Via the introduction of Elite Growth Workforce standing we need to create an aspirational new step within the pathway and bridge the hole to make sure that riders are supplied with the help they want as they discover their toes in elite racing, and that there’s a clear, progressive pathway for younger riders all the way in which to the World Tour.
“That is the results of discussions which have taken place with groups and riders over a number of months, and we imagine it would provide groups added recognition and standing as they appear to have interaction with new riders and sponsors. This is a crucial time for our sport and we really feel that this can present a much-needed step at a crucial level within the pathway, and it’s one thing that we need to construct on sooner or later. We’re actually excited to welcome the primary profitable groups to the beginning line subsequent yr, and hopefully sit up for watching their riders go on to lengthy and profitable careers within the years forward.”
On Monday British Biking introduced the dates for the 2021 street calendar. You possibly can see the elite sequence dates right here, and the youth and junior dates right here.