The Swindon-based GWR Cycling Team launched their 2009 campaign with a presentation at the De Vere Hotel, in Swindon, England. The eight-man squad hopes to build on a successful 2008 season, which saw 14 victories and a further 200 top-five placings.
Continuing its focus on developing Under 23 and Junior riders, the GWR Cycling Team has retained key members Dan Smith, Peter Kench, Nic Tilling, Sam Redding and Llewellyn Kinch from 2008 and have added three new riders, Neil Coleman, David Sinclair and Connor Ryan, for 2009.
The presentation was hosted by Eurosport commentator David Harmon for the unveiling of their new team kit, provided by Spiuk, and the team's Giant TCR Advanced 2 bikes.
Additionally, there was a short video presentation of GWR's achievements since its inception in 2006. The GWR team’s primary goal for 2009 is to retain the South Divisional Championships for road and criterium racing and to have a strong showing at the U23 national championships in June.
(Additional editorial assistance provided by Susan Westemeyer.)