One of New Zealand’s most promising young riders, Taylor grew up racing alongside team rider-turned-manager Mike Northey. Taking the title of Oceana Road Race Champion in 2015 and the New Zealand Cycle Classic showed his potential.
A niggling mid-season knee injury disrupted Gunman’s 2016 race calendar, but he still achieved selection for his first Tour de Yorkshire and Tour of Britain.
Recovered for 2017, Gunman was instrumental in the team's success, tirelessly supporting the team leaders in one day races, the Tour de Yorkshire and Tour of Britain.
"2017 was a healthier season for me this year, a marked improvement, however I am still not content. The UK offers such a high standard and it is time to step up and repay Madison for the trust they have in me as a rider.
"Winter training is something I haven't truly experienced just yet. I normally arrive in New Zealand at the start of Spring.
"This year I have made the move to the UK for 18-months solid, so I will be tested with the winter training, but like most bike riders I will have a large focus on time in the gym and probably a fair bit of time on the trainer inside!"
DOB: 14 March 1991
Nationality: New Zealand
Joined Madison Genesis: 2016
Rider type: Domestique, Opportunist
Favourite coffee stop: Tsp, Stoke
Favourite training road: No favourites, getting out and riding any road or surface is the best!
Number of Strava KOMS: Too cool to Strava hunt KOMs but I may or may not have picked up a few in the Peak District.
5th - Tour of the Reservoir
Oceana Road Race Champion
1st - New Zealand Cycle Classic overall
New Zealand Time Trial champion
3rd - New Zealand Time Trial championships
8th - An Post Ras Youth overall