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More Irish riders among Irish team Evo Pro Racing’s latest signings

Posted on: December 7th, 2018

Having developed in Europe over the past couple of seasons, Daire Feeley now takes a step up with Evo Pro Racing.

 

The new Irish Continental team, Evo Pro Racing, is continuing with its preparations for its maiden season and unveiling more riders.

Already Matt Teggart, the Irish international who rode with Team Wiggins this year, has been confirmed.

And another up and coming strong young rider, Australian Harry Sweeny, has also signed up.

Today it was the turn of Daire Feeley to be unveiled. He has been plying his trade based out of Monaco of late and racing mainly in nearby Italy.

Feely was a prolific winner on the home scene before leaving for foreign shores in search of harder racing to get stronger.

And now that he is making the step up to Continental level, he will get to test himself against the best.

 

Cormac Mcgeough Tour of the Gila

British rider Daniel Whitehouse and (on the front) Ireland’s Cormac Mcgeough.

 

While only Feeley, Teggart and Sweeny have been officially confirmed so far for Evo Pro Racing, several other riders have already also agreed terms.

Among them are Irish riders Aaron Kearney and Cormac Mcgeough. Kearney is still only 19 years old and raced for Viner-Caremark-Pactimo in Ireland this year.

However, he has already had a taste of pro racing because he competed towards the end of the season for Holdsworth Pro Racing.

He rode the Tour of Qinghai Lake (2.HC) in China; the 13 stages there offering him some indication of what is ahead of him next year.

Mcgeough is a US-based Irish rider and he competed with the Jelly Belly Continental team in the US this year.

He rode stage races in China, Canada and the US; the latter including the Tour of the Gila and Tour of Utah.

He has competed well in some of the stage races he has ridden, going up the road and riding into the young rider classification jersey a number of times.

Apart from the Irish riders, Evo Pro Racing has also signed 22-year-old Kiwi Luke Mudgway. He has ridden at Continental level for the last four seasons, most recently with H&R Block Pro Cycling.

Also in the ream for next year will be Daniel Whitehouse and Albert Muella Galvez.

Whitehouse is a 23-year-old British rider who has raced for Continental teams since 2014. This year he rode for Interpro Stradalli Cycling.

He has won the overall and a stage at the Tour de Flores, as well as the mountains classification at Vuelta a Castilla y Leon.

Muella Galvez is a 22-year-old Spanish rider who rode the second half of the 2017 season with An Post-Chainreaction.

 

Evo Pro Racing management

New UCI Continental level team Evo Pro Racing is being launched at a time when An Post-Chainreaction is still looking for a way back into the sport and Aqua Blue Sport has stopped.

Morgan Fox, who was team principal with Viner-Caremark-Pactimo and acted as directeur on some international races with Holdsworth this year, is among the key people at the new team.

And Matteo Cigala, a former Italian U23 international now living and racing in Ireland, also features in the management staff.

Another man at the centre of the new set-up is former Cycling Ireland president PJ Nolan. Meath man Nolan, a former RTE broadcaster, is general manager of the new squad.

Fox, an ex-pro and former national champion, is head of sports directors. He raced in Europe for many years and will bring that experience with him.

Cigala is a sports director and also fills the role of head of athlete performance with Evo Pro Racing.

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