After 3 years with ONE Pro Cycling, Hayden McCormick will join Mobius BridgeLane in 2019. The outfit who are one of the most prominent on the Oceania circuit, racing heavily in Australia and America in 2018, and boasting a host of top results.
The journey through the end of 2018 has been an interesting one for Kiwis Hayden McCormick and James Oram. Unlike Aaron Gate and Shane Archbold, whose end with Aqua Blue Sport came very much out of the blue, McCormick and Oram could see the end of ONE Pro Cycling coming and have been looking for new teams since.
2018 has been a very strong season for McCormick, who celebrated his first New Zealand Cycle Classic win toward the end of January, in a month that saw his victory sandwiched between two podiums at the Elite Road National Championships and the Gravel and Tar Classic. Selection to the Commonwealth Games team saw McCormick finish fifth in the road race, and from there the Waikato rider produced a number of aggressive performances at the Tour de Yorkshire and OVO Energy Tour of Britain, picking up the most aggressive rider award in stage 4 of the latter. There was also the consistency shown in Poland at the Tour of Malopolska where two top 5 finishes landed McCormick with 10th overall in the 3-day race.
Mobius-BridgeLane have similarly enjoyed success around the world, with Angus Lyons taking the best young rider classification in the Joe Martin Stage Race, and a podium for Alexander Evans in the Tour of the Gila being among the highlights for the team’s American campaign which saw them also race at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. This year it has been the home of Connor Brown, Brad Evans and Nick Kergozou and will be known as Team BridgeLane in 2019.
Watch this space for more . . .