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by Shane Stokes
November 28, 2017
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After finishing third on the 2017 National Road Series table and recruiting a new co-naming sponsor, Mobius Future Racing (Mobius-BridgeLane in 2018) is set to step up to Continental level next season.
“The reason why we want to be a Continental team is because we believe we have the riders to be competitive at that level,” manager Tom Petty told Cyclingnews. “The time is right and we want to go and race in Europe and go back to the USA and also be part of Australian cycling history and races like the Herald Sun Tour.”
Mobius has already had an international race program in 2017 with an American racing block and an appearance at the UCI-classified New Zealand Cycling Classic. Petty is confident that he can maintain the relationships he has already created to secure crucial race days on the UCI calendar for 2018.
An expanded roster sees two high-profile names join the squad as well as a number of younger riders. Rio Paralympian and multiple-time world champion Alistair Donohoe joins the team from Attaque Gusto while Tour of the Great South Coast winner Brad Evans will add experience to the young team.
As reported by CyclingTips earlier this month, Mobius-BridgeLane will be one of eight Australian Continental outfits in 2018.