Luke Mudgway’s 2018 season will see him take off to Canada, joining the UCI Continental outfit H&R Block Pro Cycling. Mudgway, who has just come off the back of a successful New Zealand Cycle Classic working for Hayden McCormick, had a big year in 2017 racing around the world; including a stint with the New Zealand U23 National Team.
Still at just 21 years of age, Luke Mudgway’s ability has long been in the forefront of people’s attention. Since his days of riding as part of the junior track team and then into the senior programme success has been a pretty constant part of his make up with junior world titles and world cup medals a constant. His powerful finishing kick has also taken him to success on the road with stage victories on the UCI Asia Tour and most recently 2nd place in stage 2 of the New Zealand Cycle Classic.
As Mudgway continues to develop as an exclusively road-focussed rider, his next challenge will take him to the H&R Block Pro Cycling team, a UCI Continental outfit based in Canada. The team are a ten-strong outfit and Mudgway is one of three new riders joining the squad alongside Jayson Valade of France and Canada’s Vivien Rindisbacher.
The team in 2017 achieved 46 top ten finishes in stages and classifications of races around the world, with the Tour of Hainan and the Tour of Taihu Lake producing some of their greatest work. Within the states they performed strongly at events like the Joe Martin Stage Racing and Cascade Cycling Classic, while the Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay saw them come away with the mountains classification win.
The team’s first official UCI event will be the Joe Martin Stage Race in Fayetteville, Arkansas which runs from April 12th-15th.