Tobyn Horton makes Team Raleigh switch

Guernsey cyclist Tobyn Horton will ride for Team Raleigh in 2012.

The 24-year-old sprinter, who finished 72nd in the Tour of Britain, moves from the Motorpoint team that he has represented this season.

"Raleigh are reinvesting in a team," Horton told BBC Guernsey.

"They've been around for the last two or three years and they're really hoping to get a good strong team, get some results, and get the name out there again."

Horton, who won gold in the Island Games criterium race this summer, says he is hoping to help the team make an impact in the national criterium series.

"They've got the British and US national criterium champions and an ex-Aussie national criterium champion," he said.

"So the main goal is to go out there and win the whole series and as many rounds as possible."

Raleigh will ride in the Continental level of professional cycling.

It is the third tier of the sport, with the top teams riding at World Tour level and the second tier of teams at Pro-Continental level.

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