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.
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 along with the overall win at the New Zealand Cycle Classic showed his potential ahead of signing for Madison Genesis in 2016.
A niggling mid-season knee injury disrupted Gunman’s season, but his first Tour de Yorkshire gave him an appetite to make Tour of Britain selection, which he achieved despite adversity.
Providing first class support on the road, Gunman will be hoping for an injury-free 2017 and seize any opportunity to make his mark on the UK scene.
“The 2016 season was one of enjoyment and new challenges. Adjusting to a new race scene is never quite so easy but with a good group of guys and two mates I have grown up with involved (Mike and Chuck) I had a great time with the Madison Genesis crew. I didn't achieve the results I wanted to or made the impact I thought I could, but it has motivated me to change things up and try to have that impact for 2017.”
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