Today we can officially announce that Manly Warringah Cycling Club has stepped up its level of commitment to the UCI World Tour and for 2018 will be a sponsor of the UCI Cannondale- Drapac Team which will be known in 2018 as Team EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale. We have increased our level of exposure to the World Tour after a successful partnership with Team UAE Emirates who have been our official clothing testers.
With our Mobius Future Racing pathway which assists in giving riders the opportunity to race at the National Road Series and with examples like Mitch Wright at Worlds at the moment, Rob Stannard now racing for the Junior Aussie Team and both him and James Fouche (racing for NZ) racing the Junior Giro this year, the pathway provided by DS Tom Petty Mobius Future is very strong for Junior riders.
To add to this and to continue the development of the Club and our global reach, today we can announce that we are a sponsor for 2018 of the UCI Cannondale- Drapac Team which will be known in 2018 as Team EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale.
This will allow us to have a connection all the way to the World Tour and racing at the Tour De France. You will soon see the Manly Warringah Cycling Club listed as a sponsor on their official home page.
We chose Team EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale because team DS Jonathon Vaughters has a keen interest in developing a young riders into World Tour contenders and this was a role we are continually looking to promote. We also see the close association with major sponsor Drapac which is an Australian company that has supported the Aussie Cycling scene for a number of years and the squad currently includes young Aussies Brendan Canty and Cyprus Monk.
We hope that all our members whether they are our casual weekend riders or our racing riders will now have even more opportunities to follow our sport and enjoy watching the racing from the Team Argyle.
Our association with Team UAE Emirates as our team kit clothing tester will continue through Champion Systems.