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JLT Condor nab young British talent for 2018

Mark Cavendish gives advice to Germain Burton at Six Day London
Joe Robinson
29 Sep 2017

Ollie Wood and Germain Burton set to join JLT Condor for 2018

British Continental team JLT Condor have announced the signing two of the top young talents for next season, bringing Ollie Wood and Germain Burton on board.

21-year-old Ollie Wood will come across from Team Wiggins after a successful year. Wood took some stand-out results this season, with victory at the Ryedale GP alongside fourth at the under 23 road World Championships.

Wood also boasts national titles on the track, having been part of British Cycling's Olympic Development programme since 2011. Additionally, Wood has also previously partnered with now-teammate, and multiple Olympic gold medalist Ed Clancy at the 2015 Revolution track series.

Alongside Wood, the JLT Condor team also announced the signing of Germain Burton, who was once tipped as one of Britain's most up and coming juniors.

After leaving the sport and giving up his position in the Olympic development squad in 2016, the 22-year-old took to studying biomechanics and becoming a personal trainer.

However, Burton has again falling back into cycling and been given a chance by the British Continental team.

Speaking about the signings, team manager John Herety spoke of his ambition to develop both riders strengths. 

'Ollie is one of the best up and coming track riders. His 4th at the U23 World’s has shown he has the ability to cross over from track to road and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.'

'Tokyo 2020 is his main goal and we are a team with a proven record at being able to support riders with medal ambitions.'

Heraty then moved onto Burton, underlining how important it will be for the team to have the young rider in the right environment.

'He’s fallen back in love with riding his bike. We need to make sure we provide the right atmosphere that continues the love affair. If we do that we will see the very best of Germain.'

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