Where are they now? We track down Madison Genesis alumni
After three seasons we take a look at the progress of some Madison Genesis alumni – riders who have passed through the team and have gone on to achieve the ultimate ambition set out by director sportif consultant Roger Hammond.
At the team launch in 2012 Hammond – then team manager – said that the team’s success would be judged by how many riders progressed to professional continental or world tour racing.
Three years on and there have been several success stories – from the likes of Team Sky’s Alex Peters, to Tom Scully’s signing to Pro Continental team Drapac in 2016, followed by progression to the World Tour with Drapac Cannondale in 2017.
Honourable mention must also go to Scott Davies who, as part of British Cycling’s Senior Olympic Academy took the youth classification in the 2015 Fleche du Sud and placed second in the 2016 Tour Alsace.
2013-2014: Madison Genesis
2015-present: Team Sky – World Tour
Alex Peters was one of Madison Genesis’ first signings back in 2013 and stayed with the team for two seasons, before being snapped up by World Tour giants Team Sky in 2015.
Joining the team from the junior ranks, Peters came with a good pedigree with the Tour of the Mendips and a stage at the Ras de Cymru on his palmares.
After a year of transition, that potential translated into results, winning the Tour of the Reservoir and taking second at the notoriously tough An Post Ras.
Such a finish in a seven-day stage race against quality opposition marked him as a future talent and that was confirmed with his move to one of the world’s greatest cycling teams.
To date his two-year apprenticeship has yielded two top-ten stage results at the Tour of Britain and second on the opening stage of the Giro del Trentino as part of an experienced team time trial line-up.
2016 – 2nd Giro del Trentino stage one (TTT)
2015 – Tour of Britain, two top-ten stage placings
2014 – 2nd An Post Ras general classification, 1st Tour of the Reservoir, 2nd Tour Series round one
2013 – 1st Totnes-Vire stage two
2014-2015: Madison Genesis
2016: Drapac - Professional Continental
2017: Cannondale-Drapac – World Tour
From Commonwealth Gold on the track, to circuit race wins and second at the CiCLE Classic, Tom Scully’s all-round ability set him apart as a rider.
Originally on the development team for Jonathan Vaughters’ Garmin Sharp setup, Scully sidestepped to the UK in 2013 with Raleigh.
Joining Madison Genesis in 2014-15, Scully’s two years underlined him as one of the team’s most successful riders and in 2016 he stepped up to racing with Drapac at pro-conti level.
In 2017, Scully makes a return to the World Tour as he is reunited with Vaughters and his Cannondale-Drapac project.
2016 – 1st Boucles de la Mayenne stage three, 2nd New Zealand Time Trial Championships
2015 – 1st Sheffield GP, 1st Tour Series round one, 3rd Tour de Normandie
2014 – 1st Commonwealth Games points race, 2nd UCI Track Cycling World Championships points race, 2nd Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic, 2nd Tour Series rounds two, six
2015: Madison Genesis
2016-present: Wanty Groupe Gobert – Pro Continental
Although Mark was with Madison Genesis for just a single season, his performances and resulting move to pro-conti outfit Wanty Group Gobert came as no surprise.
A reputation for taking on the toughest races and putting the competition into the gutter was always felt in the British peloton and his true abilities came to the fore in 2016.
Second in the Ronde van Drenthe and on stage six of the Eneco Tour showed McNally’s true talents on one of Europe’s most notorious second-tier teams.
2016 – 2nd Eneco Tour stage six, 2nd Ronde van Drenthe, 4th British Road Championships, 10th RideLondon
2015 – 3rd GP Jef Scherens, 3rd Tour of the Reservoir stage one, 3rd Tour of Britain mountains classification
2014-2016: Madison Genesis
2017: One Pro Cycling – Pro Continental
The most recent rider to move on from Madison Genesis, Tom Stewart will ride for pro-conti outfit One Pro Cycling in 2017, having dominated the domestic headlines in 2016.
Joining Madison Genesis as what many saw as a wildcard selection in 2014, Stewart gained recognition when he rode to third place on stage six of the Tour of Britain.
Second in the king of the mountains classification in 2015 at Britain’s biggest domestic race set Stewart up for a hat-trick of wins in 2016 – including the Lincoln GP, Velothon Wales and the GP of Wales.
Such results made Tom one of the UK’s most watched emerging talents and we have a feeling his journey has only just begun…
2016 – 1st GP of Wales, 1st Velothon Wales, 1st Lincoln GP, 11th Tour de Yorkshire
2015 – 2nd Beaumont Trophy, 8th Arnhem Veenendaal, 2nd Tour of Britain mountains classification
2014 – 3rd Tour of Britain stage six, 2nd Arno Wallaard Memorial