Madison Genesis is excited to announce that Jon Dibben will be joining the team.
The ex-Team Sky rider (2017-18) and 2016 points race world champion on the track, Dibben comes with strong pedigree and will join Madison Genesis with immediate effect. Victim of the well-documented tough transfer market late last year, Dibben was left to go from the World Tour to without a contract.
Dibben joins Madison Genesis mid-season in 2019 having spent the first half of the season on the track for six-day races in London, Hong Kong and Australia. Having last raced on the road at the Tour of Guangxi in October, the Southampton-born rider will return to competition immediately at the Tour Series, before turning his focus to the road calendar.
Talking about his new team, Dibben had this to say: “I’m really grateful to Roger for bringing me in and I’m excited to get back racing. It’s probably the most solid team from a UK-perspective for the whole package. With Roger there and the history, it’s a good team to come into and continue to progress.”
One of Britain’s most promising young riders, Jon Dibben has enjoyed success on the world stage of road and track cycling. Rising to prominence with third place at the junior Paris-Roubaix and a silver medal at the junior track world championships, Dibben balanced his years as an under-23 between road and track cycling.
Part of the British Cycling Academy, he became world champion at the 2016 track world championships in the points race and won a silver medal in the team pursuit. Signing with Team Sky in 2017 and turning his attention to the road full time, he scored victory in the time trial at the Tour of California in 2017 and again in the team time trial at the Coppi e Bartali.
Madison Genesis Team Manager, Roger Hammond, said: “The difficult transfer market has given us the opportunity to secure Jon – a rider with World Tour winning ability. That experience is invaluable and is something that the rest of the team can really benefit from. We’ve had Connor move on and that has opened up a gap for someone with that similar kind of ability to step into the team – someone who is quick at the end of races and has the ability to finish races off.”
Madison Genesis will now focus on the Tour Series and attempt to continue their momentum as they look to qualify for the Tour of Britain.