The Node4 Pro Cycling Mens Team

Christian Varley

christianvarley

Statistics
DOB: 21/06/1984
Nationality: Manx
Hometown: Douglas, Isle of Man
Height: 178cm
Weight: 69kg
Discipline: All Rounder
Past teams:
Maestro Nella (BEL)  Great Britain U23 Academy, Full Circle (USA)
Favourite Race/Why?
Manx International (Isle of Man). I only got to ride this event once at 18 before International Cycle Week on the Isle of Man came to an end. It was a great course taking in the world famous motorbike circuit used in the TT races. Racing on the roads you have spent your youth training on was special to me.
Career Highlights:
2nd Overall Tour of Tobago and Winner of the Sprint competition (2012)
2nd Overal Ras Muhan (Ireland 2011)
3rd British U23 Time Trial Championships (2004)
3rd Overall National Junior Road Race Series (Peter Buckley series GBR  2001)
Selected for Great Britain U23 Olympic Acadmey 2004.
Comments:
I started racing BMX bikes at the age of 4, which turned into racing mountain bikes and then road bikes at the age of 12. I competed for Great Britain as a junior and U23. After taking 7 years out of the sport I have spent the last 12 months racing in the USA and I am really looking forward to racing back on the British scene with Node4 in 2013.
Twitter feed:
@ChristianVarley
Daniel Barry

danbarry

Statistics
DOB: 29/01/1988
Nationality: New Zealand
Hometown: Nelson, New Zealand
Height: 184cm
Weight: 72kg
Discipline: Sprinter
Past teams:
Pure Black Racing (NZ), Benchmark Homes Cycling Team (NZ), Leucemie Espoir Quimper (Fr)
Favourite Race/Why?
Tour of Southland: The weather can (and will) throw anything at you at the Tour of Southland so it’s always a battle against the elements! It’s a really beautiful area to race in and it’s great to have such a quality event close to home.
Career Highlights:
1st Tour of Southland Stage 6 (2012)
1st Tour of New Caledonia Stage 9 & Prologue TTT (2012)
1st Tour of New Caledonia Sprint Classification (2012)
1st Tour de Lakes GC (2012)
1st Tour de Lakes Stage 2 (2012)
1st Country Road Classic (2012)
1st Tour de Toona Stage 2 (2011)
1st Round the Mountain Classic 100th Edition (2011)
Comments:
I started out as a mountain biker and dabbled in triathlon and multisport as a junior before getting hooked on road cycling at the end of high school. I love the team culture of cycling and I’m looking forward to racing the 2013 season with the Node4 squad.
Twitter feed:
@danbarrynz
Roman Van Uden

romanvanuden

Statistics
DOB: 29/10/1988
Nationality: New Zealand
Hometown: Auckland City, New Zealand
Height: 195cm
Weight: 79kg
Discipline: Sprinting, All rounder
Past teams:
Pure Black Racing NZ, Land Rover Orbea USA
Favourite Race/Why?
Tour of Utah, amazing scenery, great people and I got to stand on the podium at the finish.
Career Highlights:
Tour of Utah Sprint Ace (2011)
Redlands Cycle Classic Sprint Ace (2011)
1st Stage 3 Redlands Cycle Classic Criterium (2011)
1st Stage 1 Tour de Toona Prologue (2011)
San Dimas Stage Race KOM Winner (2011)
2nd Cascade Cycle Classic Prologue (2011)
2nd Stage 2 Joe Martin Stage Race (2011)
Tour of Southland Sprint Ace (2010)
1st Stage 4 Tour of the Gila Criterium (2009)

Comments:
What I love about cycling is the thrill of racing, the rush from riding corners to perfection at high speed, and the beauty in the colours of bikes and clothing in the mad rush of the peloton.
Twitter feed:
@romanvanuden

James Williamson

jwilliamson

Statistics
DOB: 27/03/1989
Nationality: Kiwi
Hometown: Alexandra, Central Otago, NZ
Height: 176cm
Weight: 67kg
Discipline: All rounder
Past teams:
Pure Black Racing NZ (2011-2012), BikeReligion USA (2010), Subway Pro Cycling Team NZ (2006-2010)
Favourite Race/Why?
The Philadelphia International Classic. A big race with a lot of history, a challenging circuit, big crowds, top riders and great atmosphere
Career Highlights:
2012 New Zealand Elite Road Race Champion
6th place UCI 1.HC Philadelphia International Classic (2011)
Stage win UCI 2.2 Tour of Wellington (2011)
NZ U23 Road Race Champion (2009)
Comments:
I grew up following my parents round the country to bike races and was keen to start as soon as I was old enough. Since then I have represented NZ on the Road, Track and MTB at international levels. I studied Physical Education at Otago University for three years out of school but have been full time cycling for the past three seasons. I am really excited to get stuck into racing on the tough British circuit and doing some big races in Europe.
Twitter feed:
@jwcycling
Shem Rodgers

shemrodgers

Statistics
DOB: 4/12/1988
Nationality: Kiwi
Hometown: Karapiro, Cambridge. NZ
Height: 181cm
Weight: 69kg
Discipline: All rounder
Past teams:
Pure Black Racing NZ, New Zealand National team
Favourite Race
Tour of New Caledonia; for its good weather, good company and challenging stages.

Career Highlights:
2013 Rev Cycle Classic, NZ
National points race champion (2011)
2nd Junior World Championships, Team Pursuit (2006)
New Zealand Track squad representative
New Zealand U23 Squad, Road World Championships (2010)
1st New Zealand Club Nationals (2010)
Comments:
I enjoy riding my bike and get wait to get back into the racing scene in Europe. After spending 3 years racing with the New Zealand national team in France/Belgium and a couple of years racing in America I am looking forward to heading to the new environment England will bring. After a less than perfect season last year, where I was ruled out for the majority of it with a broken hip, I can’t wait to get the season under way with the team
Twitter feed:
Not currently on Twitter.
Steve Lampier

stevelampier

Statistics
DOB: 2/3/84
Nationality: British
Hometown: Peterborough
Height: 175cm
Weight: 68kg
Discipline: All rounder
Past teams:
Caja Rural – Spain (2005-2006), Kingsnorth Int Wheelers – Belgium (2007), Team Descuytter – Belgium (2008), Kinesis UK (2009), Pendragon Le Col (2010), Sigma Sport Specialized (2011), Team IG Sigma (2012)
Favourite Race
Rutland Cicle Classic, a hard man’s race. My local training roads, err I mean tracks!

Career Highlights:
Boardman bikes sprints jersey winner Tour Series (2011)
1st Wally Gimber trophy (2011)
1st John Hinksman Memorial (2012)
3rd stage Tour of Doonhame (2010)
5th Otley town centre crit (2010)
4th Woking Tour Series (2011)
6th overall Tour of Doonhame (2011)
6th East Yorkshire classic Premier Calendar (2011)

Comments:
Super motivated to race hard and work for the team and grab success after a illness thwarted previous season.
Twitter feed:
Not currently on Twitter.

Andrew Magnier

Statistics
DOB: 06/07/1988
Nationality:British
Hometown: Leek, Staffordshire
Height: 188cm
Weight: 76kg
Discipline: Track Endurance and Road all-rounder
Past teams:
Motorpoint Pro Cycling, CyclePremier – Metaltek, Planet X
Favourite Race/Why?
I love a good track race, Madison or Points, great atmosphere with fast and exciting racing.
Career Highlights:

  • 27th Tour of Mumbai UCI 1.1 2011
  • 2nd York Criterium Elite Crit Series 2010
  • 2nd Revolution 28 Elite Mens Points Race 2010
  • 3rd Roy Thame Cup E/1/2 2010
  • 4th John Hinksman Memorial 2010
  • 6th National Madison Championships 2010
  • 16th Halfords Tour Series Belfast 2010
  • Halfords Tour Series Belfast Sprinters Jersey 2010
  • 16th Elite Criterium Series Overall 2010
  • National Team Pursuit Champion 2009

Comments:
Recovering from breaking my elbow twice along with my collarbone in 2011, I’m excited to be back on the bike and looking forward to racing hard once again.
Twitter feed:
@andymagnier

Richard Hepworth

richardhepworth

Statistics
DOB: 25/02/87
Nationality: British
Hometown: Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Height: 175cm
Weight: 69kg
Discipline: Sprinter and All rounder
Past teams:
Cycle Premier, Arctic Premier and Merlin Development
Favourite Race
Surrey Classic Olympic road race test event (2011)
Career Highlights:
Clayton Velo spring classic winner (2012)
6th Colne GP
6th Belfast Tour series (2010)

Comments:
Started cycling at the age of 9 with my dad. Racing at 14 and never looked back! I had good results as a junior and spent the summers racing in Spain on the Dave Rayner fund. After finishing university I have progressed as a senior to gain some good results in the UK. I’m looking forward to the demands and exposure of Node4 UCI team for 2013.
Twitter feed:
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Nathan Edmondson

nathanedmondson

Statistics
DOB: 03/02/90
Nationality: British
Hometown: Leeds
Height: 181cm
Weight: 64kg
Discipline: Climbing and All rounder
Past teams:
Coc fougeres, sc Valle Seriana
Favourite Race
Otley Elite Criterium, It’s my home race and always draws a fantastic crowd.

Career Highlights:
1st Tour Montsalvy
Comments:
Raced in France and Italy for the last four years, will be good to see how the experience has helped me progress, racing with top support in Britain.
Twitter feed:
Not currently on Twitter.
Lee Davis

Statistics
DOB:18/07/1970
Nationality: British
Hometown: Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Height: 174cm
Weight: 67kg
Discipline: Road
Past teams:
Node4 Giordana 2012, Motorpoint Pro Cycling, Motorpoint – Marshalls Pasta, Candi TV – Marshalls Pasta
Favourite Race/Why?
It has to be the Rutland-Melton Classic, the off-road sections just make it a bit different, that bit special.
Career Highlights:

  • 1st Archer Spring Road Race 2010
  • Candi TV – Marshalls Pasta 2nd Team Overall Tour Series 2009
  • Candi TV – Support rider for Russell Downing 2008

Comments:
Looking forward to making the most of the year, excited to see such a strong team assembled.

Twitter feed:
Not on Twitter yet

Steven Burke

steveburke

Statistics
DOB: 04/03/1988
Nationality: British
Hometown: Colne, Lancashire
Height: 183cm
Weight: 77kg
Discipline: Track Endurance
Past teams:
Team 100% ME, Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta, Team UK Youth, Team IJ-Sigma Sport
Favourite Race/Why?
My favourite road race is the Lincoln Grand Prix and my favourite criterium is the Otley Grand Prix. They both have fantastic atmospheres and are great courses. On the track my favourite race has to be Team Pursuit
Career Highlights:
Olympic Gold and World Record holder – Team Pursuit (London 2012)
Olympic Bronze – Individual Pursuit (Beijing 2008)
2012 UCI World Champion – Team PursuitComments:
I started racing when I was nearly 14 years old on the track and started to be successful when I was 15, winning my first National title. I was a member of the Olympic Junior Development and Olympic Under 23 Academy programmes, then later progressed onto to Olympic Senior Podium Programme in 2008. I’m looking forward to racing on the road for Node4 Giordana Racing this season.
Twitter feed:
@StevenBurke88
Mike Northey

Statistics
DOB: 24/03/1987
Nationality: Kiwi
Hometown: North Shore, Auckland NZ
Height: 185cm
Weight: 69kg
Discipline: Sprinting, all rounder
Past teams:
Node4 Giordana (2012), Pure Black Racing NZ, Land Rover Orbea USA
Favourite Race/Why?
The Tour of Britain last year, massive crowds!
Career Highlights:
1st overall Tour of Southland (2012)
1st Stage 2 Bluff Hill Tour of Southland (2012)
1st Lake Taupo classic (2012)
1st NZ Criterium championships (2012)
1st Stage One Tour du Loir et Cher (2012)
1st Place Tour de Grove NRC USA (2011)
2nd NZ National Criterium Champs (2013)
2nd Place Tour Series Canary Wharf
2nd Place Tour Series Stoke on Trent (2012)
Sprint Ace Jersey San Dimas Stage Race USA (2011)
9th Place NZ Road Championships (2012)
Comments:
After racing my first year in the UK, I am looking forward to returning and building on last season’s results. Hopefully notch up a few more wins for the team!

Twitter feed:
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