Saint Piran secures Continental status for 2021
Saint Piran is delighted to announce that the team has secured UCI Continental status for the 2021 season.
Now entering its sixth year competing nationally and internationally, the team feels that this is the right time to take the next step on its journey.
2020 has been a difficult year for everyone involved in the sport of cycling, but Saint Piran has used the time to strengthen its structure, both on and off the bike.
At the sharp end, a core group of 13 riders are signed up for 2021. Senior rider, Steve Lampier commented:
“Every single rider of the 2020 roster that wanted to stay and be part of this project has been retained. After a year where nobody had the chance to shine on the road, we owed them the opportunity to showcase their talents on a grander stage. And in the next few days, we will be announcing three exciting new signings that will further strengthen the team.”
While the team is looking forward to all the challenges to which Continental status will open the door, the Tour of Britain in September 2021 will undoubtedly be the highlight and main goal. Starting in Saint Piran’s home county of Cornwall, this is a unique opportunity for the team to show what it can do on home roads.
Off the bike, Saint Piran management has continued to develop the team’s unique organizational and financial structure. A sustainable business model has always been at the core of the Saint Piran philosophy. In 2020, the team has worked to sustain existing, and develop new, partnerships with businesses and organisations both within and outside the cycling industry.
Saint Piran Principal, and founder, Richard Pascoe said:
“After this year, I just want to see the smiles back on the faces of our riders this year. Competing at the Continental level in the UK and racing against the top teams will be a privilege for Saint Piran. We look forward to bringing our brand of racing to the highest level of the sport here.”
“We have committed sponsors, a new Development Team and a Women’s Team, and a model which will ensure that we are around for a long time to come. We can’t wait to get going in 2021.”