Junior Men's Team

 

Jamieson Blain

Jamieson Blain

 

Home Town: Belbroughton 

Previous Team: Halesowen Cycling Club.

Year of Birth: 2001

Type of Rider: Completo

Best Road Results 2017: 4th Scarborough National Youth Circuit Series, 3rd Sterling National Youth Circuit Series, 9th GC Northwest Youth Tour, 10th GC Isle of Man Youth Tour.

Jamieson has joined Zappi from Halesowen Cycling Club, where he picked up experience from racing nationally, achieving two top 5 results and six top 10 national results putting him 10th overall in the National Youth Circuit Series.  As well as racing nationally he has won a number of regional races in 2017. He showed promise in the European Junior Tour of Assen in 2017.

Tom Couzens

Tom Couzens

 

Home Town: Bicester

Previous Team: Zappi Youth Racing

Year of Birth: 2001

Type of Rider: Completo

Best road results: He has shown great promise with some great results as an u16, including 11th on GC at the youth tour of Scotland and 11th at the British National champs.

Tom is a long-standing Zappi rider, being with the youth team since he was an under-14 rider. He has been racing competitively at regional and national level since he was 15, winning a number of regional races on a variety of terrains. As a first year junior, he has good development potential for the upcoming year.

Lewis Hartley

Lewis Hartley

 

Home Town: Poulton le Fylde

Previous Team: Zappi RT and VCUK Youth

Year of Birth: 2000

Type of Rider: Scalatore/TT

Best race results: 5th Aitor Bugalla Durango, 5th Bizkaiko Itzulia stage 4, 9thPremio Sallurtegi, Guido Reybrouck Classic 23rd. 9th Tour of the Mendips Stage 3.

Lewis is in his 2nd season in the junior category continuing with the Zappi RT. In 2017, Lewis laid down a consistent and solid foundation, gaining valuable experience in overseas UCI single day classics and stage races, securing some notable results. For 2018, Lewis will be stronger and smarter with the aim of securing podium finishes to build a top class junior palmares.

Ben Healy

Ben Healy

 

Home Town: Stourbridge

Previous Team: Zappi RT, Halesowen cc youth

Year of Birth: 2000

Type of Rider: Completo

Best Road Results 2017: 1st Overall Bizkaiko Itzulia (plus best young rider), 2nd Overall Junior Tour of Wales (plus best young rider), 3rd Overall Giro Di Basilicata, 4th Overall Ronde Des Vallées (plus best young rider), 10th Philippe Gilbert Classic.

Ben rode for Zappi RT as a first year junior, after developing as a youth rider with Halesowen cc. He progressed steadily and consistently as a 1st year junior, learned his lessons well and secured some stunning results in the second half of the season in uci, national and regional races. A completo with much promise coming into 2018.

Mason Hollyman

Mason Hollyman

 

Home Town: Emley

Previous Team: Bike Box Alan

Year of Birth: 2000

Type of Rider: Scalatore

Best Road Results 2017:  1st on Stage 2, Giro di Basilicata, 2nd Young Rider Classification, Giro di Basilicata, 6th on GC, 4th on Stage 2, 6th on Queen Stage, Junior Tour Wales, 2nd Young Rider Classification, Junior Tour Wales, 6th on GC, Junior Tour Wales, 2nd Stage 2, Tour of Mendips, 8th, Monmouthshire GP, 12th on Queen Stage, Bizkaiko Itxulia. 

This will be Mason’s first season riding for Zappi, coming from Bike Box Alan where he gained a good understanding of junior racing from National and uci races. Following under 16’s he made a good progression into the Juniors. His best moment being a win on Stage 2 of the Giro di Basilicata. A climber raring to go in the 2018 season.

Callum MacLeod

Callum MacLeod

 

Home Town: Caversham

Previous Team: Team Vision Innovative Leisure 

Year of Birth: 2000

Type of Rider: Completo

Best road results in 2017:  20th in GP Bati Metallo UCI 1.1, 1st Stage 5 in the Junior European Tour at Assen. 15th in GC Junior European Tour of Assen.

Callum is an all-rounder who likes anything from long hills to fast technical finishes. He has a background in Cyclo-Cross, and has represented Great Britain in two World Cup races. He handles his bike well and after good development year as a first year junior that saw him win a stage of the Junior European Tour at Assen.   He has an opportunity to put his skills and experience to good use in 2018.