Aqua Blue Sport, Ireland’s first UCI Professional Continental Cycling team, have produced a film which outlines their philosophy and also includes some great footage from their recent training camp in the south of France.
The film features team owner Rick Delaney, General Manager Stephen Moore, Sporting Directors Nicki Sørensen and Tim Barry, and riders Leigh Howard, Martyn Irvine and Larry Warbasse.
The vision for Aqua Blue Sport is long term. Delaney has guaranteed financial backing for the team for four years, with rolling two-year contracts for the riders. By removing the added burden of financial uncertainty, his aim is to create a rewarding team culture with athlete welfare firmly at its heart.
The Aqua Blue Sport riders will be supported by a top tier backroom team composed of team Director of Performance Operations, Leigh Bryan, Dr. Alan Farrell as Team Doctor, former Irish international cyclist Stephen Barrett as Director of Athletic Performance in addition to Sørensen, Barry and Moore.
The ultimate goal for Aqua Blue Sport is to participate at a World Tour level by year four and compete in the Tour de France, but for now sights are firmly set on the 2017 Professional Continental season.