The 2015 Wiggle Honda team was recently unveiled in Ghent, Belgium and the youngest member (born in 1995) of the Pro Cycling Team is local sports star Anna Christian who competed in the Commonwealth Games last year.
The 15 strong lineup for the 2015 Wiggle Honda professional women's cycling team met for the first time as a complete team to train and prepare for the 2015 race season and took part in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad one day race on the 28th of February.
The 2015 Wiggle Honda Team are:
Amy Roberts - World Cup Winner Team Pursuit - Great Britain
Anna Christian - British Junior National Road Champion - Great Britain
Anna Sanchis - Road & 3 x Individual TT National Champion - Spain
Annette Edmondson - Dual World Champion & Commonwealth Track
Champion - Australia
Audrey Cordon-Ragot - GP Plumelec Winner, Tour de Bretagne & Route De
France stage winner - France
Chloe Hosking - Omloop Van Borsele Winner - Belgium Tour stage winner -
Dani King - Olympic & World Champion Team Pursuit - Great Britain
Eileen Roe - British National Criterium Champion - Great Britain
Elisa Longo Borghini - Italian National Champion ITT - Italy
Emilia Fahlin - 3 x National ITT Champion & 2 x Road Champion - Sweden
Giorgia Bronzini - 3 x World Champion - Italy
Jolien D'hoore - 2 x National Champion - Belgium
Mara Abbott - 2 x Giro d'Italia winner & National Road Champion - USA
Mayuko Hagiwara - 10 x Japanese National Champion - Japan
Peta Mullens - National Road Champion - Australia
Wiggle Honda is a British team with a truly international DNA, with team members representing nine nations. Based in Belgium, the team was formed in 2012 by manager and rider Rochelle Gilmore who won the gold medal for Australia in the 112 km Road Racing event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
The team has the backing of British Cycling, Cycling Australia and the Bradley Wiggins Foundation and competes in elite road and track cycling events around the world. Its first victory came in March 2013 when Emily Collins won the Omloop van het Hageland in Belgium. In 2014 the team had 12 UCI stage and UCI event wins as well as coming second at the World Cup Sparkassen Giro. Team members also enjoyed lots of success on the track with numerous national titles, world titles and Commonwealth Games titles. The team finished 7th in the 2014 UCI Rankings.
According to Wiggle Honda team Managing Director Rochelle Gilmore, "The 2015 season has got off to an exciting start and this is the result of an intensive team focus on performance and results. Currently ranked 3rd on the UCI rankings, we believe that this season we can reach a completely new level with the quality of riders we have - combined with the expertise and experience of the support team. Potentially we can win the Giro, Grand Tours and also, the Classic style races. Each victory we record helps build our team spirit!"
Adam Ryan, Head of Brand Marketing at Wiggle, the team's main
and the world's biggest online cycling and trisports retailer, said, "Wiggle is
proud to sponsor Wiggle Honda and is really excited by the team's potential
for success this year, as well as its potential to help grow the awareness and
support of women's professional cycling. Wiggle's relationship with the team
is a vital part of our on-going commitment to getting more women cycling,
a commitment that we know is enthusiastically shared by Wiggle Honda and
these incredible athletes."
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