Finishing fifth at the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, second at the Ryedale GP and third at the Lincoln GP, Matt Holmes was one Britain's outstanding domestic riders in 2017.
Also featuring in two consecutive breakaways in the Tour of Britain, Holmes' latest season was one to remember.
Undoubtedly his standout performance came on Tour de Yorkshire's hilly final stage, where Holmes was the only domestic rider who could live with the ferocious pace of World Tour opposition.
Seventh at the 2016 An Post Ras – another race renowned for its attritional nature – underlined Holmes’ resilience and stage race credentials, while making the break with Geraint Thomas and Ian Stannard at Ride London put him in the spotlight once again.
"2017 was my best year so far. I not only got some of my best race results but I was consistent throughout the year. So I'm looking forward to building on that and hopefully having an even better 2018 with Madison Genesis."
DOB: 8 December 1993
Nationality: British (Wigan)
Joined Madison Genesis: 2014
Rider type: Climber
Favourite coffee stop: Roberts and Co, Mawdesly
Favourite training road: The mountain road from Pollensa to Andratx, Mallorca.
2nd - British Road Race Championships, under-23
2nd - Junior Tour of Wales