A new professional British women’s cycling team was announced today, with the aim of developing young riders for the continent’s top events.
Stefan Wyman, who left the Vision 1 Racing Team of Nicole Cooke mid-way through this year to pursue new projects, released preliminary details of the team today.
There will be British riders on the team, but also a host of international riders.
“Of course I want to develop great young British riders, but that isn’t my main focus and this team will be an international squad,” insisted directeur sportif, Stefan Wyman.
The team, although yet to be named, will benefit from the support of sponsors that already have experience in women’s cycling, which are also yet to be announced.
“I have some clear ideas of how I feel is the best way to achieve long term success in women’s cycling, and our sponsors share those goals and ideas,” Wyman added.
“I’ve learnt a lot over the six years I’ve been associated with women’s cycle sport, and I think those lessons will help me in 2010. The financial climate is ever changing, and teams have to move with the times and find new ways to provide maximum value to our partners. This is something I feel in a great position to do. But cycling is doing very well at the moment and I hope that success can carry through in women’s racing.
“This time of year is always really important to ensure you get the right blend of riders and this year is particularly busy as so many riders are looking for new teams. We’re going to be announcing our first riders soon, but we’re still interested in hearing from other riders that want to be part of the team,” said Wyman.
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