U-23 Team

Callum Johnston

Callum Johnston


Home Town: East Kilbride, Glasgow

Previous Team: Edinburgh Race Team

Year of Birth: 1998

Type of Rider: Scalatore

Callum was a guest rider with the Zappi Racing Team on numerous occasions in UK and Italy in 2017. He knows the level of challenge and has joined the team full time in 2018.

After getting respectable and promising results in Italian races, he knows there is room for improvement and is ready to take on the Zapp lifestyle and racing ethos.

His goals for 2018 are to improve and progress further to achieve top 20s and top 10s in Italian National Races. Top 20 results in uci races are also achievable for this strong and dedicated rider. His biggest goal is to impress il Capitano and make his case for inclusion in the Zappi u23 Giro D’Italia team.

Charlie Beake

Charlie Beake


Home Town: Wedmore

Previous Team: Tri UK

Year of Birth: 1997

Type of Rider: Scalatore

This is Charlie’s first year with the Zappi team and as he observes, a huge opportunity to step up to the next level. He will be looking to gain experience and development and to build the foundations for results as the season progresses.

He recognizes that the varied calendar will give him plenty of opportunity To develop and discover his strengths and areas to work on. The u23 Giro is a target for him if he can secure results in the run-up.

Fergus Robinson

Fergus Robinson


Home Town: Hexham

Year of Birth: 1998

Type of Rider: Scalatore

After guesting for Zappi RT for a while last year Fergus got a taste for European racing. Unfortunately he broke his collarbone just as he was finding his feet in Italy. This year he hopes to be consistent across the season, with a particular focus on stage racing.

Tim James


Home Town: Bourne

Previous Team: 365 4 Bikes Academy

Year of Birth: 1998

Type of Rider: Scalatore

In 2017, Tim had a strong year, stepping up from the junior ranks to race most of the UK Premier Calendar, finishing in the top 30’s and 40’s at most of the races. However as a climber, Tim felt that the UK racing didn’t suit him best and so the switch to Zappi in 2018 was an easy choice. His ambitions for 2018 focus on development, to get physical development, learn the racing, and find out more about what he is capable of.

Nic McKibben


Home Town: Bath

Year of Birth: 1998

Type of Rider: Comleto

This is Nic’s first year on the Zappi team, and he looks forward to the challenge of racing against Europe’s top u23 riders and the quality of the Italian calendar. His objective is to gain as much experience as possible, while looking to pick up some strong results along the way.

Charlie Beake

Charlie Beake


Home Town: Wedmore

Previous Team: Zappi Racing Team

Year of Birth: 1997

Type of Rider: Scalatore

This will be Charlie’s second season with the Holdsworth Zappi team. After a first season cut short by a season-ending crash at the U23 Giro d’Italia in 2018, Charlie is looking to make up for lost time following a long recovery period.

His goals for the season will be to return to a top condition and aim to achieve results in both one-day races and stage races. He hopes to be able to help his teammates achieve results as well as taking his opportunities as and when they come along.

Conor Chandler

Conor Chandler


Home Town: Bath

Previous Team: Primera TeamJobs

Year of Birth: 2000

Type of Rider: Scalatore

This is Conor’s first year U23 so this year will be about learning, sneaking a result or two, and gaining as much experience as possible. He is looking forward to getting stuck into the big UCI races and working with team mates to best effect!

Tim James


Home Town: Bourne

Previous Team: Edinburgh Race Team

Year of Birth: 1998

Type of Rider: Scalatore

In 2018, Tim had a strong year, moving to Zappi RT and getting a few top 20’s at Nationals and UCI’s, his best result being 12th at San. Vendemiano 1.2. His ambitions for 2019 are to carry on developing and build on a strong year, hopefully to achieve top 10’s throughout the year.

George Kimber

George Kimber


Home Town: Exeter

Previous Team: Team PB Performance

Year of Birth: 1999

Type of Rider: Scalatore / Chrono

George’s goal for the season is to develop his skills as a racer, and learn how to race in an international field, as well as developing his stamina and endurance. He hopes to gain results in hillier one day races and discover form to compete in long stage races.

Karl Tronstad


Home Town: Bergen, Norway

Year of Birth: 1998

Type of Rider: Completo

This is Karl´s first year with the Zappi team. He sees this as a huge opportunity to develop as a rider and compete in the races that he has enjoyed watching previously on livestreams. He will approach the season race by race, enjoy life on the bike as much as possible and hopefully pick up some good results along the way racing some of the biggest U23-races on the calendar. He looks forward to embracing the Zappi lifestyle and to making this season his best one yet.

Fergus Robinson

Fergus Robinson


Home Town: Hexham

Previous Team: Zappi Racing Team

Year of Birth: 1998

Type of Rider: Scalatore

After a less than ideal first season on Zappi’s which was dogged by crashes and injury, Fergus is hoping for a much smoother 2019 and to have more opportunities to show his abilities. He is returning with renewed motivation for the new season and is looking forward to getting stuck into international racing. Fergus gained experience last year of Italian and UCI one day races and hopes to use this to get some good results this year. His main goals for the season lie in the stage races, having missed out last year with injuries, where he will aim to ride for a good overall position.

Thomas Cornwell

Thomas Cornwell


Home Town: Lymm, Cheshire

Previous Team: InGear Quickvit CC

Year of Birth: 2000

Type of Rider: Scalatore

Tom is going into his first year in the U23 ranks, and such will be his first season with Holdworth-Zappi RT. After a serious knee injury and 9 months off the bike, 2018 saw Tom find consistency and progress through the Junior National Series, culminating with a strong performance at Junior Tour of Wales finishing 5th on the Queen stage up the Tumble Mountain, and taking 6th on GC.

He is looking forward to development and progress with the strong international race that Holdsworth-Zappi RT offers. Tom will be looking to gain experience, and perform well in thed stage races, setting sights on the Baby Giro, and Valle d’Aosta.

Daniel Ekløf


Home Town: Nesodden

Previous Team:  Team Ringerikskraft U23

Year of Birth: 1997

Type of Rider: Scalatore

This is Daniel’s first year with the Zappi racing team. After mostly racing in Norway for the past 5 years, he is now looking forward to racing on a higher level. He hopes to gain as much experience as possible and develop his strengths to the next level. His main goals for 2019 are to perform well at races like the U23 Giro and the Giro Valle Aosta.

Jason Saltzman


Home Town: Los Angeles

Previous Team: Aevolo Pro Cycling

Year of Birth: 1997

Type of Rider: Scalatore

Coming from America and having spent the last three years racing for American Continental teams, Jason is looking forward to translating the lessons he has learned to racing in Europe. Jason understands that the racing in Europe is more challenging both in terms of parcours and the depth of talent. Knowing this, he looks forward to learning and growing under Zappi.

His goals for the 2019 season include the major UCI races such as the Baby Giro and Val D’Aosta. With those races in mind he understands that he will have to garner good results in the lead up in order to gain selection for these races. Jason is also looking to have a consistent year, constantly being at the pointy end of the races.

Charlie Quarterman

Charlie Quarterman


Home Town: Oxford

Previous Team: Leopard Pro Cycling

Year of Birth: 1998

Type of Rider: Completo/Chrono

Charlie was with the Zappi Racing Team from 2012 to 2016, staritn racing at a 15 year old and achieving good results in international races as a Junior. He joined Luxembourg-based continental team: Leopard Pro Racing as a first year U23 and spent two years racing, and gaining experience at a high level in continental Europe. He returns to Zappi to complete unfinished business and hopes to create the platform for his future career. Charlie is a bit of an all-rounder with focus on the classics-style racing and time-trialing, which he looks to put to good use this season.

Mason Hollyman

Mason Hollyman


Home Town: Emley, Huddersfield 

Previous Team: Zappi Junior RT

Year of Birth: 2000

Type of Rider: Scalatore

Mason is coming out of the junior ranks where he raced his final year with the Zappi junior team, racing over Europe, so it will be his first year in the U23 ranks. He looks forward to the jump up to the U23s. He knows it’s a big step and is looking forward to seeing what he can achieve. As a first-year junior, he won a stage of the Giro di Basilicata in 2017 along with finishing 6th on GC and 2nd in the young rider classification. In his second Junior year he won the UK Junior National Road Series, was 3rd on GC and 2nd on the Queen Stage of Driedaagse van Axel (Belgium/Netherlands), and won the Monmouthshire GP (part of the Junior national Road Series). He also came 3rd on GC at the Junior Tour of the Basque Country. In the late season he also placed 6th in the Trofeo Buffoni, one of Italy’s most prestigious junior road races, followed by a highly-creditable 20th place, representing GB in the Junior World RR Championships in Innsbruck. His goals for the 2019 season are to step up the U23 level and place well at some of the UCI stage races and single day races. He hopes to race the U23 Giro.

Nic McKibbin


Home Town: East Kilbride, Glasgow

Year of Birth: 1998

Type of Rider: Completo

This will be Nic’s second year on Zappis. Despite a first year hampered by injuries and misfortune in races, he developed a lot as a rider both physically and tactically. In 2019 he is Iaiming to take what he has learned from his first year and pick up some strong results in UCIs whilst continuing to race aggressively.

Callum Johnston

Callum Johnston


Home Town: East Kilbride, Glasgow

Previous Team: Edinburgh Race Team

Year of Birth: 1998

Type of Rider: Scalatore

2018 has been a great year for Calum here at Zappi Racing Team. He has taken every opportunity in his stride and always gives his best on and off the bike. Calum is now able to mix with some of the top guys to show his progression as a rider, and hopes to apply this in stage races. He has recognized his strengths and weaknesses and has learned well how to work with these.

Next year Calum’s main objectives (targets) are to build on his potential, particularly in stage races, and to race the hardest climbers races: the Baby Giro and the Giro Valle d’Aosta. TO achieve this, his training has focused on gaining power that can be applied at the sharp end of the race.