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Australian U23 champ Monk joins new Irish team Evo Pro Racing

Posted on: December 14th, 2018

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Ireland’s new Continental cycling team Evo Pro Racing is putting together a very strong roster. It added an Australian road race champion to its ranks today. Cyrus Monk, the U23 Aussie road race title holder, has signed on the dotted line for the new Irish outfit.

 

Cyrus Monk, the Australian U23 road race champion, has joined new Irish Continental team Evo Pro Racing.

He moves to the team from the WorldTour having ridden as a stagiaire for EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale.

Monk had a trial with the WorldTour squad both last year and this year. However, with the transfer market being quite crowded at present a permanent place was not available to him.

And now that has proven to be Evo Pro Racingโ€™s gain; the Irish team snapping up the 22-year-old.

A university graduate, Monk began his journey in pro racing with Continental outfit African Wildlife Safaris in 2015.

His next team was the Australian Continental squad Drapac Pat’s Veg. He rode for it in 2017 and then competed as a stagiaire with Cannondale-Drapac in the final part of that season.

Monk did the same this year; riding first for the same Continental team before stepping up to its WorldTour sister squad from August 1st.

As well as winning the Australian U23 road race title solo this year he was also 4th in the time trial at those nationals.

 

 

After his national title win he went on to represent Australia at the Oceanic Championships, taking 3rd in the road race.

Monk rode the U23 road race at the World Championships in Innsbruck in September. Furthermore, he was part of the Australian Nations Cup line-up this season.

 

Evo Pro Racing building strong squad

Cyrus Monk signing for Evo Pro Racing looks like a great move for the team, which now has a very solid roster.

It also said yesterday Dutch pro Wouter Wippert, with 20 career victories to date in UCI-ranked races, had joined its ranks.

Kiwi Aaron Gate, who has ridden in the past for An Post-Chainreaction and Aqua Blue Sport, was confirmed this week as having signed with the team.

Also confirmed in the line-up is Australian Harry Sweeny, as well as Irelandโ€™s Daire Feeley, Matt Teggart, Aaron Kearney and Cormac Mcgeough.

Kiwi Luke Mudgway is also confirmed as is Briton Daniel Whitehouse and Spanish rider Albert Muella Galvez.

Former Irish national road race champion and ex-pro Morgan Fox is head sports director on Evo Pro Racing.

PJ Nolan, a former rider and one-time Cycling Ireland president, is general manager.

Matteo Cigala, a former Italian international now living and racing in Ireland, is a sports director with the team.

 

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