Transfer market short news roundup: Nikola Noskova, Lisa Brennauer, Jens Debusschere
Aug 29 2018 06:01 am CET

Transfer market short news roundup: Nikola Noskova, Lisa Brennauer, Jens Debusschere
Transfer market short news roundup: Nikola Noskova, Lisa Brennauer, Jens Debusschere
Photo by ASO/Thomas MAHEUX

The transfer news of the day includes signings by Cervelo-Bigla, WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling and Katusha-Alpecin.

Nikola Noskova signs with Cervelo Bigla

Cervelo-Bigla has confirmed the signing of the Czech Republic. The 21-year-old is the U23 European road race champion and she was third at the time trial.

"Nikola has been on our radar for two years," said team manager Thomas Campana. "She put up a strong battle against Cecilie (Uttrup Ludwig) for the white jersey in the Giro d’Italia last year and was very impressive. It was always our vision for her to join the team because there’s a big opportunity to develop her when you look at the potential she has. We’ve identified points in the time trial and on the climbs that we can work on and when we had a discussion we discovered that was exactly what her personal goals are so it’s a perfect fit."

Lisa Brennauer joins WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling

The German rider makes the move after spending one year at Wiggle High 5. She has an extensive palmares that includes victories in races like the Lotto Thuringen Ladies Tour, the Boels Rental Ladies Tour, the Aviva Women's Tour, the Energiewacht Tour and the World time trial championships, as well as many titles on the track.

"We will continue to mix our rider roster by developing young riders alongside experienced team members such as Lisa Brennauer. It is fantastic that we can add her experience to the team, as we continue our development as a force within the UCI Women’s World Tour," said Claude Sun, Managing Director of Cutting Tools Europe.

"It’s an exciting prospect to join WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling, it feels like a home team, with WNT Ceratizit Group located in my hometown," Brennauer commented. "I’m looking forward to sharing my experience and knowledge over the next two years having kept a close eye on the team the last few seasons."

Jens Debusschere inks deal with Katusha-Alpecin

The Belgian has been in Lotto Soudal since he turned professional in 2011. He is set to make the classic group of riders stronger ahead of the next spring with the experience he has achieved by taking victories in races like Dwaars door Vlaanderen, the Grand Prix de Wallonie, the Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen and the Belgian national road race championships.

"I am not just happy; I am extremely happy," the rider commented. "I come to a team that has always been interested in the spring classics and putting someone in the finales. I also arrive in a team where I find some other Belgian riders and staff, plus this team uses super good bikes. I look forward to it. After eight years on the same team, it was time to make a new move in my career. I will focus on the classics, but I will still remain a sprinter as well. I have proved I can be a good lead-out man and in the smaller races, I can go myself for the win. It all looks nice."