Holohan Coaching Race Team Announced
In 2019 Rhino Velo RT will officially be Holohan Coaching Race Team. With the addition of a new sponsor and a boosted roster the team has great ambitions for the 2019 season.
Remaining are anchor sponsors, Shrewsbury based estate agents Cooper Green Pooks and chartered insurance brokers Beaumont Lawrence, who will also be joined by Unvented Components Europe, a Chirk based heating and plumbing spare parts supply business.
Chris Pook and Ben Lawrence will continue to run the team and Liam Holohan will focus more on the coaching side than actually competing himself.
Unvented Components Europe is owned by Bryan Davies, himself a keen cyclist who has recently discovered the competitive side of the sport.
Mr Davies said he wanted to sponsor the team because, having familiarised himself with the local cycling scene over the last couple of years, he is impressed with how they operate.
He said: “The riders all seem to enjoy what they are doing and really take races on from the front.
“They have achieved success over a wide range of disciplines and their riders are consistently some of the strongest in the local area; I wanted to be a part of that success and to help them further develop young riders like Ollie Hayward, Kirk Vickers and new signings Tomos Owens, Chris Childs and Danny Smith.
Mr Lawrence, of chartered insurance brokers Beaumont Lawrence, a fellow sponsor, said he has high hopes for Holohan Coaching Race Team for 2019.
He said: “We have an exciting programme shaping up, which will hopefully include tackling a UK based UCI race, a stage race in Ireland, a possible return to the Vuelta Majorca and also numerous regional and national UK races. We will definitely be a team to watch in 2019. We now have to grit our teeth and spend the winter training so we are in top form ready to start again in March.”
Holohan Coaching Race Team is sponsored in 2019 by Cooper Green Pooks, Beaumont Lawrence, Holohan Coaching and Unvented Components Europe.