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Neon-Velo announce signing of Ian Field and partnership with Forme Bikes

The 5 X National Cyclocross Champion joins the team who will be riding Forme Bikes on both the road and the mud.

Neon-Velo are bolstering their CX racing team with the signing of multiple National CX Champion Ian Field alongside a new deal with Forme Bikes.

Field is looking to focus on International races this year with a full program of UCI World Cups, National Trophy events alongside a shot at his sixth National title.

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The Neon-Velo team already features a lot of experience with Jeremy Durrin, an American professional with a soft spot for CX. His wife, Gabby, is team DS and brings knowledge from 12 years of competing on the World Cup Cyclocross scene. 

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Forme has also come on board with a 2-year deal to provide bikes. The UK bike company will be providing the team with their Calver bikes.  Details of the components and wheel choice have not yet been released, although Field used Shimano gearing alongside Challenge tyres last year. It will be interesting to see if he will switch to Sram's 1X CX groupset.

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Field has been with Hargroves Cycles for the past 10 years, but he is looking forward to the challenge, citing a desire to focus on his "own goals on an international stage".

It will certainly be interesting to see if Field can return to the form that netted him 12th at the first ever World Cup round held outside of continental Europe.

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