Team UK Youth have revealed their full team line-up and new kit for the 2012 season at their recent training camp in Gran Canaria.
In 2012, the team will ride bespoke bikes from WyndyMilla and take on an increased programme in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world; spreading the message of charity UK Youth further afield.
The team will still be supported and sponsored by Formula 1 world champion Nigel Mansell CBE and headed up by Paris-Roubaix winner and Tour de France rider Magnus Backstedt.
“The camp has been an excellent experience for us,” said Magnus Backstedt. “The team are getting on well, I think we’ve got a strong and very powerful team here for 2012 as we look to race an increased and improved calendar as a UCI Continental team.”
Other key sponsors include Mercedes Benz and Rygor Commercials Ltd, suppliers of the team’s vehicles. Riders are powered by Maxifuel. Their WyndyMilla bikes feature Reynolds wheels, Continental tyres and Speedplay Pedals.
Riders enjoyed the chance to try out their new kit and accessories. The 2012 Team UK Youth team will wear adidas Eye Wear, Bont shoes, Tec helmets and use Lezyne tools and pumps.
Backstedt continued: “Gran Canaria provided a great backdrop for us to train consistently for two weeks, with some stunning and challenging climbs helping us prepare for some of the toughest races this season. The team looks fantastic and we’re just looking forward to representing UK Youth in 2012.”
The new Team UK Youth website has now been launched at www.teamukyouth.co.uk.
Founded in 1911, UK Youth is a leading national youth work charity supporting over 750,000 young people, helping them to raise their aspirations, realise their potential and have their achievements recognised via non-formal, accredited education programmes and activities.
Team UK Youth 2012 riders and staff
Nigel Mansell CBE – Team Owner
Leo Mansell – Managing Director
Becky Frewing – Team Manager
David Povall – Directeur Sportif
Steve Davis – Team Mechanic
David Hart - Mechanic