TOM Moses says he has fresh motivation for cycling and wants to lead from the front next year after moving teams.

In a year of change for Moses, he has moved teams and moved locations.

The 26-year-old became one of five new signings for Madison Genesis for their 13-rider squad, announced last month. Their other new boys were Ian Bibby, Joe Laverick, Jon Mould and Joey Walker.

Moses left JLT Condor after they folded at the end of the 2018 season after being unable to find a new title sponsor for next year.

He has also moved from his home in Oakworth to Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, as he gears up for a big 2019 ahead.

Now he hopes his fresh start will give him renewed motivation for the sport.

He begins training with Madison Genesis at a camp in Andalusia, Spain, next month, following a break in action over the festive period.

The former Oakbank School student said he was ready for a change in team anyway, even before JLT announced they would fold.

He said: "I have refreshed motivation, it's very exciting.

"My target now is to be the leader of the team, to lead from the front.

"I feel confident going into next year. I'm disappointed for the team at JLT for what happened to them, but I'm excited at what lies ahead for me.

"My first race will be in March next year. Then I'm looking forward to kicking on.

"I have had a couple of get-togethers with my new team at Madison Genesis and seen my training kit. We then go on a training camp at the end of January. I'm just training at home at the moment.

"Even though I'm living in Wales now I still come back home to Oakworth every few weeks.

"I'm happy with my move in teams. It had been coming for quite a long time, even back to then summer. I was ready to move on. I had spent five years with JLT and was ready for a fresh start and fresh motivation."

He has targeted a series assault on competing in Britain next year, particularly the Tour Series.

The event, set to experience its 11th season next year, has become an annual highlight of the domestic racing scene since its inauguration in 2009. Previous competitors have included Olympic gold medallists Laura Kenny, Joanna Rowsell, Ed Clancy and Dani King. Next year's series will be held in town's and cities across the UK, yet to be announced.

Moses's year of change followed a successful 2017, which saw him secure victory in the second stage of the Northumberland's Tour de Reservoir, having won the first stage in 2016.

This year's successes have included winning the 59th Wally Gimber Trophy in Kent in March.

But he did suffer an injury setback this year, which put him out of action for a week. He ripped the skin off the palm of his hand after hitting a pothole and falling off his bike at a speed of 25mph.