Sunweb confirms two signings and two contract extensions for the women's team
Sep 01 2018 08:26 pm CET

Sunweb confirms two signings and two contract extensions for the women's team
Sunweb confirms two signings and two contract extensions for the women's team
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Team Sunweb has confirmed the signings of Susanne Andersen and Janneke Ensing, as well as the contract extensions of Leah Kirchmann and Pernille Mathiesen.

Andersen is a Norwegian rider that has been in Hitec Products for the past three seasons. She has taken top-10 positions in races like the Madrid Challenge, the Norwegian national championships and the World Championships.

"I am super happy to have the opportunity to join Team Sunweb," she commented. I think it’s the right move for me and my development, and I think I will grow both stronger and smarter within the team. The aggressive way of racing and how everyone always sacrifices themselves for each other is something that I want to be a part of, and really like about the team.

"As a sprinter but an aspiring all-rounder and a classics lover, I hope to learn a lot through the next year from the more experienced riders. I also hope to be a good domestique and help the team to achieve great results."

Ensing has been in Ale Cipollini in the last two seasons and has a palmares that includes victories in Le Samyn des Dames and Memorial Michela Fanini. "I am happy to join Team Sunweb as it’s one of the best in the world," the Dutch rider said. "Team Sunweb is known for their team goals and team effort; that’s what I like about them. Every member of the team, including staff, focuses on their task and I believe that success comes when everyone is committed."

Kirchmann has added two years to her career in Sunweb. "I am very happy to extend my contract with Team Sunweb for two more years. I like how the team is organized and feel that this is an environment where I can continue to grow and develop as a person and a rider. I’m proud to be part of a team that supports a strong women’s program and is constantly looking to innovate and change the sport through the ‘Keep-Challenging’ mentality."

Mathiesen will stay at Sunweb until the end of 2019. "I am really happy to extend my contract for next year with the team. I’ve had a good year and I have learned a lot from teammates and staff. It has been great to work with all the experts within the team and I can see that I made some good steps in my own development. I am really looking forward to continuing to work with all the experts, my teammates and staff for next year and to continue my development."




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