Global Racing to be Swift
Another new deal for British team
Change in title sponsors for cyclo cross / road team
Racing Team are pleased to announce a major sponsorship partnership with
Swift Group which will fund a significant new initiative to find and train
top riders from the UK in the build up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The team was known
as FBUK in 2006 and Global Racing in 2007.
is basing the sponsorship around it’s market leading ranges of Bessacarr,
Ace and Swift of coachbuilt motorhomes, and has committed to a long term
sponsorship package that will see the Global name change to Swift Racing
from 1 January 2008.
sponsorship will open a new route to young riders wanting to reach the top
and hopefully be able to compete for a medal for Britain. The team behind
the venture, Global Racing, has been established for three years and has
already gained a good reputation in Europe since becoming the first ever
British women’s professional team in 2006.
manager Stefan Wyman, 2007 has seen the women professional team undertake an
impressive race programme including the Tour of Flanders, Tour de L’Aude
and Het Volk. 2008 will see the team use the UK National Series to help
develop its youngest riders, whilst also giving them the opportunity to race
against the World’s best in Europe.
2007, the team has worked alongside British Cycling with it’s under 23
academy riders where it has gained experience of working with riders
balancing the cycling and studying demands of young riders. Swift Racing
will provide another path for those talented riders who do not fit the
profile of other programs available to riders from the UK.
of the major differences in this programme is that we will constantly be
reviewing new talent and feeding riders into the team on a phased basis so
that we can give as many people as possible the chance to make it to the top
of the sport,” Manager Stefan Wyman commented.
Cycling is doing a great job to take its selected riders forward and provide
them with opportunities to succeed. We
intend to continue to allow other riders to have an alternative route in
Swift Racing has retained several leading riders for 2008 including Helen Wyman, Louise Moriarty and Debby van den Berg. New Zealander Olympian, Toni Bradshaw, joins them along with Commonwealth Games Medallist Emma Davies Jones.
most recent addition to the squad is Alice Monger-Godfrey, one of the most
exiting talents of 2007. With a bronze medal in the national under 23
championships, she went on to win the National Road Race Series whilst still
Racing will announce how young riders can apply to join the squad shortly,
but Manager Wyman assured prospective candidates that anyone with real
potential will be considered.
Group Chairman, Peter Smith, explained why the company is making this major
investment in British cycling. “Cycling is one of the most popular
sports in the UK but probably one of the most under funded. British Cycling
does a great job, but clearly focuses on the cream of British cyclists.
Quite often the best stars take time to develop and the main aim of this
sponsorship is to provide Swift Racing with enough support to enable Stefan
and his organisation to spread the net a little wider and help more
youngsters achieve the dream of riding for their country and hopefully go on
to win a medal in the London games.”
van den Berg
Het Volk (Belgium)
Tour of Flanders (Belgium)
Fleche Wallone (Belgium)
Cheshire Classic (UK)
Olverston Road Race (UK)
Tour de L’aude (France)
Omloop Humsterland (NL)
Ster Eilanden (NL)
GP Gerrie Knetemann (NL)
Tour of Brittany (FRA)
World Cup Sweden TTT
World Cup Sweden
Holland Hills (NL)
GP Plouay (FRA)
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