Abby-Mae Parkinson has signed with Lotto Soudal Girls for the 2020 season following 3 years with the Drops squad.
The 22-year-old Brit has signed a one-year deal that can see her racing along the likes of Lotte Kopecky, leaving in the back of a most commonly British squad at Drops.
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Parkinson says she’s taking a look foward to racing within the Classics at her new Belgian crew, pronouncing her local Yorkshire has enarmoured her to the cruel prerequisites of such races.
“I’m excited to begin this new journey. Lotto Soudal is any such nice crew and racing for the crew will be offering me numerous alternatives. I’m very a lot taking a look ahead to racing subsequent yr and serving to out my teammates,” Parkinson stated.
“I’m extra of a Classics rider myself. I’m from Yorkshire, so I’m used to unhealthy climate and I really like racing in difficult prerequisites. My favorite races are Excursion of Flanders and Strade Bianche. The crowds are epic and each races are simply so iconic.”
For her first yr Parkinson plans to play a supporting position for team-mates such because the Belgian Kopecky, however she additionally desires of successful a race just like the Excursion of Flanders or Strade Bianche someday.
“Subsequent yr I wish to assist out my teammates anyplace I will. I’ve by no means been concerned about a right kind lead-out, however I’d like to observe that subsequent yr and assist out Lotte Kopecky and the opposite speedy women. I am hoping to have some possibilities of my very own in smaller races, the place I will race aggressively. I really like creating a race and with the ability to assault. If we race in the United Kingdom I’d in fact like to turn myself to the crowds,” stated Parkinson.
“I’ve giant desires for the longer term too. Each skilled bike owner desires to be an international champion or Olympic champion. Successful a monument just like the Excursion of Flanders or Strade Bianche could be a dream come true too. Possibly someday. Arms crossed.”
Parkinson has spent the fall racing cyclocross as a part of Tom Pidcock’s Trinity Racing crew, using within the Superprestige sequence.
Whilst using for Drops she has been residing in Great, France, and after returning to the United Kingdom for Christmas will head off for a coaching camp in Gran Canaria ahead of the brand new season starts.
“I’ve lived in Great for 3 years now. The elements is such a lot higher than the place I reside in the United Kingdom, the place it’s all the time raining. Right here in Great I’m in a position to coach within the sunshine and the learning roads are gorgeous. However I’ll move to the United Kingdom to spend Christmas with my circle of relatives,” Parkinson stated.
“This iciness I’m using the Superprestige sequence. Cyclocross enhances my highway coaching. It provides me the velocity that I would like. As a junior I did cyclocross and become a couple of nationwide champion, however I hadn’t executed it for the previous 5 years. It was once a bit of of a surprise to start with, however now I’m used to it once more. Firstly of subsequent yr I‘ll plan a coaching camp in Gran Canaria to additional get ready for my first highway season with Lotto Soudal.”