New British CX team to debut this weekend in Belgium and Holland
TP Racing will begin it’s Cyclo-cross season this weekend with the team set to compete in the RapenCross in Lokeren on Saturday, and in the Superprestige event in Gieten on Sunday. The new team is led by former World, European and National Junior Cyclo-cross champion, Tom Pidcock. He will be joined by fellow British riders Dan Tulett, a former National Junior Mountain Bike champion, and female British rider Emily Wadsworth.
On the eve of the opening race weekend, the team are delighted to announce a host of new partners.
Clothing wise, TP Racing will be kitted out by MAAP cycling apparel. Originating in Melbourne, MAAP is known for its high quality clothing with their unique designs:
"It’s a natural fit for us to partner with TPR. They’re an exciting group of young racers. We’re looking forward to watching the team tear it up!” - Oliver Cousins, Director MAAP
TP Racing will ride the Crux Expert frames provided by Specialized, which will be powered by the SRAM Force groupset. The wheels will be supplied by Vision, saddles by Fizik, and tubular tyres by Challenge:
“The opportunity to work with TP Racing’s Tom, Dan, and Emily was somewhat unexpected but it’s a great opportunity! We are excited for Cyclo-cross season and look forward to many great moments together!”- Scott Jackson, Specialized Racing
“TP Racing is a new project formed by one of the sports most exciting talents. Challenge Tires are looking forward to supporting these three young riders over the coming years as they look maintain their place at the top of Cyclo-cross” - Andrea Murianni, Challenge Tires
The team will be fuelled throughout the season by OTE Sports, an award-winning performance nutrition company who will provide the team with their full range of natural energy, hydration and recovery products.
Completing the team’s impressive list of technical partners are Oakley (glasses), Giro (helmets & shoes) and Ceramic Speed (bottom brackets & bearings).
Tom Pidcock, current U23 British National Cyclo-cross Champion, is excited to begin racing for his new team:
“I had a good break after the Tour of Britain and have slowly been building up to the start of the Cross season. I am not sure how I will go this weekend but I am looking forward to getting into the rhythm of racing each weekend and building strongly towards later goals. TP Racing has compiled a world class list of partners, and I am excited to show off my new kit this coming weekend.”
Jamie Barlow, Head of Cycling for Trinity Sports Management, added:
“As Team owners we are proud and delighted to announce such a strong list of technical partners to support Tom, Dan and Emily on their racing ambitions over the season ahead. To have some of the biggest and best brands in cycling supporting some of the brightest young prospects makes it a very exciting start to TP Racing’s journey..”