Vanillabikes.com have completed the signing of Ben Greenwood, currently of Rapha Condor Sharp, for the 2012 season.
Ben Greenwood in action at the Richmond GP
Greenwood, a former U23 National Road Race, U23 Time trial and National Hill Climb Champion has been handed the role of team captain for his debut campaign. A statement from Vanillabikes read: “Ben has been a top domestique for the Rapha Condor Sharp team for the past four seasons and is relishing the opportunity to ride races for himself with a team working for him. He is also looking forward to being able to help in the development of his teammates & being able to pass on some of his experience.
“We do not doubt that Ben will win some big races in 2012 and remind people both within and outside the UK peloton of the ability and talent he has.”
Greenwood added: “I'm really grateful for the opportunity Kevin and Tracy at Vanillabikes have given me to continue my career, and continue racing at the top level in the UK. I can't wait for 2012 to get stuck into the racing and show that I'm still capable of gaining big results. There's major changes in the UK scene next year and I hope to exploit the rivalry between the bigger teams and show that with the right support and passion, both I and the Vanillabikes team can be a major forces in 2012.”