Cannondale-Drapac welcomes riders, management from Drapac Pro Cycling
The Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team continues to round out its roster for 2017 onward, and in doing so welcomes three new riders and three managers, all from the Drapac Professional Cycling team.
Riders Tom Scully, Brendan Canty, and Will Clarke will ride for the squad for 2017. Tom Southam will serve as a director sportif; Jonathan Breekveldt will head up management at the team’s European headquarters, and Keith Flory will be the team’s performance director.
“Teams are deciding what they’re going try and be for the upcoming season at this time of year. We’re no different. We’ve added some bigger guys for the classics like Sep and Taylor,” said Jonathan Vaughters, team manager. “And now with the Drapac guys coming in, we’re going after both depth and development.
“Scully and Canty are greener riders we hope to bring along. Clarke has raced at the highest level before and has won some races with the Drapac team already. They should all fit into what we do nicely. The management coming over to the team will help us in myriad areas: on the road, in coaching and training, and in operations.”
Drapac Capital Partners and Slipstream Sports, the group that manages Cannondale-Drapac, announced a partnership in the spring regarding a development team, Drapac-Pat’s Veg, that requires riders to pursue university degrees or professional certifications in addition to racing on the UCI Continental level. Just prior to the Tour de France, Drapac and Slipstream announced a larger partnership, on the WorldTour level, the Cannondale-Drapac Professional Cycling Team. The roster moves are a continuation of this partnership.