Irish agent Andrew McQuaid starts new UCI team with Tom Pidcock

Posted on: August 14th, 2018

He’s already won world and European titles in cyclocross and on the road. And now Tom Pidcock has started a new team with Irish cycling agent Andrew McQuaid (Photo: Sean Rowe)

 

Andrew McQuaid starts new UCI team with Tom Pidcock

 

Irish cycling agent Andrew McQuaid has started a new cyclocross team with rising British star Tom Pidcock.

McQuaid works very closely with the Team Wiggins Continental squad that Pidcock is signed to for road racing.

And while Pidcock had been contracted to Sven Nys’ Belgian cyclocross team, Telenet Fidea Lions, he has been released from his obligations there.

That has paved the way for the creation of the new TP Racing team with McQuaid, a UCI-registered squad.

Pidcock will ride the cyclocross season with his new team. Furthermore, he was expected to remain with Team Wiggins for the road.

TP Racing will be a small outfit next season. It will feature junior world and European title winner Pidcock, as well as fellow young British riders Dan Tulett and Emily Wadsworth.

The team is registered to McQuaid’s Trinity Sports Management which oversees Pidcock’s career on and off the bike.

It also has a stable of other pro riders, including Richie Porte, and is branching out into other sports.

 

McQuaid has started the team with Pidcock, to suit the star rider’s needs and those of the small group on the roster.

 

Andrew McQuaid said he was looking forward to working closely with Pidcock and the other riders in the team.

“Working with Tom over the past couple of years, it has been really exciting to see how he keeps developing and improving both on and off road,” he said.

“Creating this team centred around Tom and building an environment he enjoys seemed to be a natural progression.

“In addition, we are passionate about helping other young British riders coming through, and look forward to supporting Dan and Emily on their racing ambitions.

“We are very excited about what this team can grow into over the next few years.

“We’re currently finalising technical and non-technical partners and look forward to sharing more details very soon.

He added he was grateful to Telenet Fidea Lions who had been “extremely understanding”.

Pidcock was also fulsome in his praise for the Belgian team but said a new opportunity had now opened up.

“When Trinity Sports Management discussed with me the opportunity of creating a British CX team, I just couldn’t say no,” he said.

“Working alongside Trinity Sports Management on organising the set up of the team, from technical partners to staff, is something that I have loved having input in.

“I am really excited about what we are creating and cannot wait to start racing in the new colours.”

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