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Team FBUK double signing

Squad complete for 2006

With the announcement of 2 further additions to Team FBUK, the 2006 squad and development squad are complete.

Team FBUK website

Team FBUK are pleased to announce a double of two of the most talented riders in the UK.  Firstly Emma Silversides has joined the squad.  Emma has impressed all of those that have seen her attacking riding style in the UK.  With a win in the National Series at the very tough Mendip Hill Road Race, and finishing 3rd overall in the series, Emma has proved herself to be a tough competitor.  The next step in Emma’s career is to ride with the support of a team and also begin to gain European racing experience.  A specialist climber but strong all round rider, Emma is a very strong addition to the squad for 2006.

About joining Team FBUK, Emma said, 'I'm very excited about the prospect of racing with Team FBUK next season. My success on the bike up until now has been achieved as an individual rider without the support of other riders so this will be a whole new experience for me. Consequently, I'm looking forward to learning a lot more about the sport and hope to benefit from being a part of a such an enthusiastic and talented team.'

Additionally, Team FBUK have signed Catherine Hare an experienced all round rider who has been based in Italy for the past 12 months.  Following a successful season racing for Great Britain in Europe, Cath signed for Bianchi and rode a tough but successful season in 2005 taking part in many major races throughout Europe. 

 Having ridden with many of the Team FBUK riders in the past, including Helen Wyman and Emma Pooley in the World Championships this year, Cath has fitted in well within the squad. 

Cath is the final signing and addition to the 14-rider squad for 2006.


The Team FBUK Squad 2006:

Since qualifying as a physiotherapist, Helen Wyman has concentrated on road racing and cyclo-cross, culminating in riding for Great Britain for several seasons allowing her to rise to 3rd in the world rankings. Having ridden in Europe for much of the past two seasons, Helen adds a huge amount of experience to our young squad. This experience is invaluable in the bunch of riders.  Helen is the current UK Number 1 on and off road.

A new addition to the team in June 2005, Emma Pooley has impressed all with her results in major UK races. None more so than her 4th place in the National Championships held in Yorkshire. One of the strongest members of the 5 person break, Emma proved her class over major one day events. She was also a member of Great Britain squad for the 2005 World Championships held in Madrid and World Cup event in Wales.
Lorna Webb was the National Under 23 Road Race Champion in 2004, a title which she won at Beaulieu in Hampshire from new team mate, Gabby Day. Lorna was a member of the Great Britain Road team until this season and is now a member of the GB Track team. Having gained 19th place in the Rotterdam World Cup along with a host of other impressive results Lorna brings a wealth of experience to the team.
The 2004 National Criterium Champion, Clare Gross has shown her transformation from a multiple national champion as a junior to successful senior. Clare is a huge talent on the road, track, cyclo-cross and mountain bike. She has represented Great Britain throughout her career and at 24, brings experience to the team along with her potential for further national championships.
Catherine Hare has been a constant fixture in the European results over the last two seasons where she has ridden for Great Britain, then Bianchi as a Professional.  Her experience in Europe and ability over all types of terrain is a huge asset to the team.  Cath was 8th in the 2005 National Championships and rode in the 2005 World Championships in Madrid for Great Britain.
The latest, and final, addition to the squad for 2006, Emma Silversides has impressed all of those that have seen her attacking riding style in the UK.  With a win in the National Series, and finishing 3rd overall, Europe is the next step for Emma.  A specialist climber, Emma could well surprise the European peleton!!
Photo credits - various, including Larry Hickmott


Development team 

Gabby Day, Lizzy Goodband, Susy Massey, Anna Watson, 

Tracey Fletcher, Laura Bissell, Femke van Schelkeen, Louise Day




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