ST Helens-based cycling ace Jonny McEvoy (pictured above) is set to take part in India’s first ever professional bike race.
McEvoy will line up alongside the likes of Lance Armstrong’s Team Radioshack for the Motorpoint Pro-Cycling Team in next month’s Tour of Mumbai.
A six-strong squad consisting of Jonny McEvoy, Ian Bibby, Marcin Bialoblocki, Will Bjergfelt, Pete Williams and James Sampson will fly out to India in early February for the two-stage, 290-kilometre race around Mumbai. They will be joined by team manager Malcolm Elliott and assistant Chris Truett.
India’s first professional cycling race to be sanctioned by the sport’s world governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the Motorpoint team will be competing against rivals from Australia, Bahrain, Greece, Hong Kong, Iran, Serbia, South Africa and Uzbekistan among others.