Transfer market short news roundup: Elise Chabbey, Clara Koppenburg, Lukasz Wisniowski, Maximilian Schachmann, Edoardo Affini
Sep 20 2018 08:49 pm CET

Transfer market short news roundup: Elise Chabbey, Clara Koppenburg, Lukasz Wisniowski, Maximilian Schachmann, Edoardo Affini
Transfer market short news roundup: Elise Chabbey, Clara Koppenburg, Lukasz Wisniowski, Maximilian Schachmann, Edoardo Affini
Photo by ASO/Alex BROADWAY

The market news of the day includes signings of Cervelo-Bigla, WNR-Rotor, Continuum Sports, Bora-hansgrohe and Mitchelton-Scott.

Elise Chabbey signs for Cervelo Bigla

The Swiss rider makes the move from Cogeas-Mettler Pro Cycling, where she arrived in 2018. Chabbey represented her country at the 2012 Olympic Games as a canoer and started with cycling only a few years ago.

"I started cycling only two years ago so I think it’s an amazing opportunity to join Cervélo Bigla already," she commented. "The team has so many good riders and I think I will progress here in this professional environment they’ve built."

Clara Koppenburg inks deal with WNT-Rotor

The German rider has been at Cervelo-Bigla since she became professional in 2015. She has achieved top-ten positions in races like the Emakumeen XXXI- Bira, Gracia Orlova and the KZN Summer Series.

"I am an all-rounder, but my favourite and strongest assets are my time trailing and climbing abilities," Koppenburg said. "I have been more of a domestique rider during my career because I started cycling when I was 17, but I love to help my teammates however in the last couple of years I have learnt how to create the race and been able to find my limits. I am excited about something new, after 4-years, because I only know the structure of that team and I’m looking forward to experiencing something new with a great group of girls.

Lukasz Wisniowski reaches deal with Continuum Sports

The Polish rider joined Team Sky in 2017 and now wants to look for new challenges at the currently known as BMC Racing Team. Wisniowski is a Classics rider that will have the opportunity of continuing his development with a team that has had success in the field.

"I am really happy to join Continuum Sports next year," he affirmed. "It is a team with strong riders and of course, I am especially looking forward to the spring classics as it is a big focus for the team. It will be really nice to race with CCC as the new Polish title sponsor and with the Polish riders in the team. Greg Van Avermaet will be our leader for the classics so I want to support him as much as possible and help the team to have some nice results during the season. After the classics, I am excited to do a Grand Tour next year and fight for a stage victory."

Maximilian Schachmann joins Bora-hansgrohe

The German has reached a two-year deal with the team after spending the last two seasons at Quick-Step Floors. "I am really happy about this step," Schachmann commented. "As a German pro, to ride in a German team is perfect. My colleges told me that the team, its structures and the spirit are great.

"I am really happy to join them for the next two years. How the team has developed the last years is promising, especially for German cycling, and I am happy to become part of this journey. I also think that this highly professional environment will help me to develop as a rider. Now it’s up to me to become part of the Bora–hansgrohe success story with some results in the future."

Edoardo Affini signs deal with Mitchelton-Scott

The Italian U23 road and time trial champion will join the Australian team with a two-year contract after being for the last two seasons at the Dutch development team SEG-Racing. "It’s really amazing to be given the opportunity to turn professional with one of the best teams in the world like Mitchelton-Scott, it is definitely a dream come true for me.

"I am excited to see what the future will bring, and I think that here I have a great chance to start a new chapter and continue to expand on the development started two years ago with SEG-Racing-Academy. I can’t wait to get started."



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