Kiwi ace Tom Scully tops billing as Madison-Genesis reveal strong 2014 roster

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Kiwi ace Tom Scully tops billing as Madison-Genesis reveal strong 2014 roster

IG London Nocturne winner joins from Team Raleigh; Peter Hawkins, Mike Northey also sign

Tom Scully, the IG London Nocturne winner, will ride for Madison-Genesis next season after the British team announced a strong roster for their second season.

Kiwi star Scully, 23, joins from Team Raleigh after a stunning season which also saw him win two rounds of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series – in Redditch and Ipswich – and claim the overall sprints jersey in the competition.

Tom Scully will join Madison-Genesis for 2014 after a successful year at Team Raleigh, which included victory in the Redditch round of the Tour Series, pictured (pic: Peter Hodges)

The former Garmin-Sharp stagiare also won the prologue of the Tour de Normandie on his way to finishing tenth overall and will now head Madison-Genesis’ bid to follow up their hugely impressive debut season.

Northern Irishman Peter Hawkins, 27, has also signed for next year as he looks to bounce back from an injury-hit season with IG Sigma Sport.

Hawkins crashed while wearing the leaders jersey at the An Post Ras and was forced to abandon, but will hope to recreate the form which saw him finish fourth overall in the previous season’s Premier Calendar.

Mike Northey, a compatriot of Scully’s, is another addition to the Madison-Genesis roster for 2014, after impressing at both the Tour of Britain and An Post Ras finishing in the top ten in the mountains classification of both.

Former Node 4 Giordana Racing rider Northey, 26, also won the Grand Prix of Wales this year.

Madison-Genesis team manager Roger Hammond said: “I am sure the new riders will not only strengthen the core of the team, but also, more importantly, increase the versatility of the team enabling us to be more competitive throughout the ever-diversifying road race calendar.

“I can’t wait to get started!”

Veteran rider Dean Downing leaves Madison-Genesis next year to join new team NFTO Racing, where he will race with brother Russell as part of a strong line-up.

Peter Hawkins suffered an injury-hit season but will hope to rediscover his previous form at Madison-Genesis next year pic: ©Paul Hayes-Watkins

However, Madison-Genesis have retained the services of Great Britain’s team pursuit star Andy Tennant, Ian Bibby – who won the indoor London Nocturne in Madison-Genesis’ first ever race – and former Team Raleigh star Liam Holohan.

Teenager Alex Peters, Irishman Dominic Jelfs, and Chris Snook are all also retained.

They will be joined by other new faces including former mountain bike Tom Stewart – who finished second overall in the 2013 Premier Calendar series and 19-year-old Matt Holmes.

Scott Davies, fresh from finishing seventh at the world junior road race championships, and Tobyn Horton, formerly of the now-defunct Tour Series champions, Team UK Youth, complete the roster.

Madison CEO, Dominic Langan, said: “We have learnt a huge amount from last season and for 2014 the team is stronger, larger and broader in experience.

“This is being backed up with ever better product from the saddle through to the bike itself – 2014 is going to be a very exciting season for the Madison Genesis team.”

Madison Genesis 2014 roster

Tom Scully
Liam Holohan
Ian Bibby
Pete Hawkins
Andy Tennant
Tobyn Horton
Alex Peters
Dom Jelfs
Mike Northey
Chris Snook
Tom Stewart
Matt Holmes
Scott Davies

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