“Helen Glover MBE is widely considered one of the most successful rowers in the sports history, and is regarded as one of Britains most successful female athletes. After taking up the sport in 2009, Helen has achieved almost everything that is possible in rowing: being named the World Number 1 in 2015, being a double Olympic champion, triple World and triple European champion, and quintuple World Cup champion. In recognition of her achievements, Helen was commemorated on a Royal Mail stamp, and even has a flower named after her.
After her first Gold at the London 2012 Olympics, Helen was utterly dominant in world rowing - winning every competition she entered until stepping away from the sport in 2016, after winning the gold at the Rio Olympics. Since then, Helen has kept up her levels of fitness and training whilst having a baby son and pursing television presenting work”.
Rio GB Hockey Gold
“Samantha Quek MBE is perhaps the most recognisable face of the successful Olympic winning Great British field hockey team, who defied expectations in 2016 to beat the reigning champions, the Netherlands, on penalties in the final of the Rio games.
Sam had been an almost permanent fixture in the England and GB set-ups, collecting a silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning the European Championships in 2015, and securing her 50th cap for Team GB at the Rio 2016 to go alongside her 75 caps for England, until her retirement in 2017 to pursue an already successful television presenting career”
The World’s Strongest Man 2017
“Eddie Hall is arguably the most famous strongman of the last decade, having won Britain’s Strongest Man five times in a row from 2014 to 2018, winning the UK’s strongest man six times in a row from 2011 to 2016, being named the Worlds Strongest Man in 2017, and for setting the World Record for heaviest dead-lift (500Kg) the previous year.
A permanent fixture on the world stage, Eddie has won admiration from fans around the world for his achievements, his engaging personality and for being open about the health concerns that being the worlds strongest man can bring.
After retiring in 2017, having become the strongest man on the planet, Eddie has chosen to pursue an acting career in the US, and can be seen in a number of feature films expected out between 2019 and 2021”
British Road Race Champion
“With three wins to his name in 2017, Connor Swift may have joined Madison Genesis as a relative unknown but quickly became notorious. Victories came at rounds six and ten of the Tour Series, as well as the team’s only national road race win of 2017 at the Leicester Castle Classic. Debut appearances in the Tour de Yorkshire and Tour of Britain failed to phase the young talent, as he featured in breakaways at both events.
It has been a remarkable comeback for Swift who joined the team after recovering from a horrific mid-season crash in 2016. After sustaining 6 vertebrae fractures, 7 rib fractures, & 1 fracture on the base of his skull, Connor was back on the bike within months, racing and winning at regional level which showed his level of commitment to returning quickly and seamlessly to the sport”.
Team GenesisThe second-youngest rider on the squad at 21-years-old, Joey Walker has a wealth of experience and plenty of opportunity to continue his development.
One of Britain’s most promising youngsters on the track, Joey has enjoyed a wide range of races on the road as a junior and under-23, including the world championships and Paris Roubaix.
Domestically, Walker took wins at the Colne and Sheffield GP races in 2018, making him another prospect for the Tour Series squad.