Bad luck undermined Horton’s two best performances of 2018 – while underlining his ability to perform on the right road parcours.
Five years on from joining the team, Tobyn Horton is still racking up podium placings in national crits and the Tour Series.
Horton settled for seventh at the Commonwealth Games after his chain derailed in the finishing sprint, while tenth at the CiCLE Classic could have been so much more without multiple punctures.
With a strengthened team in 2019, Horton will look to lead Madison Genesis to a second Tour Series title in his sixth season with the squad.
"It was refreshing last year to get some proper road legs. Positively I had some of the best races of my life, but at the same time I had some awful luck.
"It's no secret that next year we are targeting the Tour Series. You look at our squad and for those races it must be strongest in UK. We’ve always been strong but next year the main difference is our strength in depth.
"We have seven of us who are at the level to win races and that makes a big difference – one guy can be sick, another one can be injured and you still have five strong riders. That’s a rare thing to have."
Read the full off-season interview with Tobyn Horton.
DOB: 7 October 1986
Nationality: British (Guernsey)
Joined Madison Genesis: 2014
Rider type: Sprinter, criterium
Favourite coffee stop: Big Maggys, Jersey
Favourite training road: Anything in Lanzarote – or Yorkshire on a sunny day!
3rd - Barnsley GP
3rd - Sheffield GP
4th - Skipton Town Centre Races
5th - Bristol GP
2nd- Tour Series round three, Aberdeen
2nd - Tour Series round one, Redditch
7th - Commonwealth Games road race
1st - Ilkley Criterium
3rd - Barnsley Town Centre Criterium
3rd - London Nocturne
3rd - Tour Series round five, Croydon
8th - RideLondon
3rd - Sheffield University GP
5th - Arno Wallaard Memorial
2nd - Tour Series, round 10
2nd - Otley Crit
2nd - Tour Series, round 2
5th - Lincoln GP
2nd - An Post Ras, stage five