There will be a new look for the NFTO team in 2015 with several new riders joining, headlined by Garmin Sharp’s Australian sprinter Steele Von Hoff.

Von Hoff, who has four top ten stages finishes from the 2012 and 2013 Tours of Britain, steps down from the UCI World Tour level, but will be aiming to replicate the success that Adam Blythe had with the team in 2014.

Among the new signings are a trio of Pearl Izumi Tour Series round winners in Ian Bibby, Johnny McEvoy and Rob Partridge, while the likes of Welsh duo Rhys Lloyd and Zach May will be familiar to regular spectators at rounds of the Series.

Also new to the squad will be Team Manager David Povall, who led Team UK Youth to the Pearl Izumi Tour Series title in 2013.

Stay tuned for more news on the 2015 Pearl Izumi Tour Series, including the teams and venues ahead of the Series launch at the end of February.

NFTO’s 2015 squad can be found below, with italics designating new signings:

  • Dale Appleby
  • Tom Barras 
  • Ian Bibby 
  • Edmund Bradbury
  • Eddie Dunbar
  • Sam Harrison
  • Justin Hoy 
  • James Lewis
  • Rhys Lloyd 
  • James Lowsley-Williams
  • Richard Mardle
  • Zach May
  • Johnny McEvoy
  • Rob Partridge
  • Steele Von Hoff
  • Hugh Wilson
  • Joe Wiltshire

Below, Von Hoff (centre, head down), goes head-to-head with Mark Cavendish and Elia Viviani in Llanberis during the 2013 Tour, ultimately taking third on the stage.