New World Cup Performace Plan team announced
The lottery funded WCPP team is a who’s who of young riders aiming for the Athens Olympics in
2004, rather than the hardy annuals we’re used to seeing in GB colours. Despite it being 2001 they will ride as Team Y2K in domestic races and under the GB banner abroad, on a selection of bikes from the Trek stable.
Primary objectives are the World or European championships – each rider training to peak at one or the other – but they will be racing the season openers in the US and early World Cups.
Anyway ladies and gentlemen please put your hands together for the official team presentation from the BCF;
Born in Mansfield, Phil is in his second year as a member of the WCPP mountain bike squad. 14th in the 2000 European Under-23 Championships, but arguably his biggest win of 2000 was in the prestigious Viking Trophy road race on the Isle of Man in June. Currently mixes his cycling career with University studies.
From Malvern, Worcs, Liam is in his second year as a member of the WCPP mountain bike squad. He was European Junior MTB champion, National Junior Champion and Fifth in the World Championships in 2000. He was also winner of the Belgian round of the MTB World cup and recently took the Under-23 title at the 2001 National Cyclo-Cross Championships.
Was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Tim is in his second year as a member of the WCPP mountain bike squad. 3rd in the National Under 23 Championships in 2000. Runner up to team-mate Killeen in the 2001 Cyclo-Cross Championships.
From Formby in Merseyside, Sue is new to the WCPP mountain bike squad in 2001. Ranked 6th in the UK at the end of the 2000 season. Third in the 2001 National Cyclo-Cross Championships.
From Burnley in Lancashire, Ian is in his third year as a member of the WCPP mountain bike squad. National Under-23 Champion in 2000. 7th in the European Under-23 Championships.
From Skipton, North Yorkshire, Victoria is new to the WCPP mountain bike squad in 2001. Ranked 3rd in the UK at the end of the 2000 season. Former world champion mountain runner, turned to cycling after injuries restricted her running.
We hope you’ll join us in wishing them luck and we’ll keep you posted as to their performances throughout the year. It isn’t half depressing reading those dates of birth though!