Kristian House takes his next step into career with JLT Condor.
Former British champion, Kristian House, retired from racing this season after spending twenty years in the saddle as a professional rider. House’s new role sees him placed as performance manager, as Tim Kennaugh moves onto Team EF Education First-Drapac.
House has been a prominent proponent of the UK racing scene for almost two decades and the man known as ‘The Dude’ will use his experience and proven tactical nous to support JLT Condor’s riders as the team embark on their eleventh season of racing.
The role will be a learning curve for House as he switches to team management, but the progression from rider to team support has been a proven method for success for team manager, John Herety. Former teammates of House, Tom Southam and Tim Kennaugh, were both riders with JLT Condor who turned pro tour managers under the guidance of John Herety.
“When I was a rider, John was adamant that we race properly and do it right”, House says. “Because you can’t expect to race on the Continent and do well if you aren’t organised.”
The appointment of Kristian House will ensure Herety’s high standards continue to be met and the team can follow a competitive international racing programme as well as continue to support British Cycling’s elite racing calendar and younger riders.
House went on to say: “After retiring, I wanted to stay in the sport, but the environment needed to be right for my goals, both in and out of the sport. I’m certain this role will provide me the opportunity to help JLT Condor to continue their dominance both in the U.K. and abroad, as well as expand my skill set. John has always been someone that I’ve looked up to and has an infinite amount of knowledge, and I’m happy to be back working with him and the team.”
House will join the team on the 6th January when they travel to their training camp in Australia before the team take part in the New Zealand Cycle Classic from 16–21 January.