Ceratizit-WNT Professional Biking introduced Wednesday that they’ve signed Lizzy Banks for the 2021 season. The German-based UCI Continental staff additionally introduced its full 14-rider roster that features three new signings, and together with Banks, contains Marta Lach and Lotta Henttala.
“I’m delighted to be becoming a member of Ceratizit-WNT in 2021, we’re all conscious of the tough state of affairs that led to this switch however generally out of a tough state of affairs can come up a unbelievable alternative and that is what has occurred right here,” Banks stated in a staff press launch.
“It’s uncommon that you just get this clear alignment with what you assume, and the staff assume you are able to do. There’s a lot expertise inside this staff that’s effervescent by way of and is about to crack open some large outcomes, then you definitely’ve obtained confirmed winners, world class riders like Lisa Brennauer and Kirsten Wild who I can’t wait to work with. I feel the duo of Lisa and I within the remaining of a race could be extremely dynamic duo and a harmful one as nicely. I feel we actually complement one another’s using types, and hopefully we’ll be knocking on the door of some big wins in 2021.”
Banks had a powerful season with a stage win on the Giro Rosa and podium end at GP Plouay Trophee. She renewed with Equipe Paula Ka for subsequent 12 months, nonetheless, they introduced that they might fold instantly, in October, after that they had not obtained the agreed upon sponsorship funding from monetary backer Paule Ka.
Ceratizit-WNT additionally introduced signing of Marta Lach, who joins the staff from CCC-Liv, and Lotta Henttala from Trek-Segafredo.
“It’s thrilling for me to affix the staff, I had a really difficult 12 months, however I’m prepared for brand new challenges and it is a new motivation. Dirk [Baldinger, team manager] and I’ve a joint imaginative and prescient for subsequent season. I received my first skilled victory with Dirk as my sports activities director in 2015 in Thüringen, so now we have some good historical past, however I hope we are able to proceed to make historical past collectively in 2021,” Henttala stated.
The staff additionally signed again 11 riders, together with current winner of the Madrid Problem Lisa Brennauer and observe world champion Kirsten Wild.
“I’m very comfortable to signal for yet another 12 months, we’ve obtained a fantastic environment with the folks round us and there’s a lot extra to return in 2021 for us as a staff,” stated Brennauer.
Wild’s success on the street with Ceratizit-WNT contains Ladies’s WorldTour wins at Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne and Gent-Wevelgem final 12 months, and she or he additionally received two phases at each the Wholesome Ageing Tour and Tour de Bretagne.
“I really feel comfy, comfortable and supported with Ceratizit-WNT,” Wild stated. “I really feel supported for my largest dream and that’s to go to the Olympics and be one of the best me throughout that point. With my plans I’ve freedom however the backing of confidence to mix my street and observe ambitions in addition to having good materials to carry out to the best stage. An important I’ve a staff who believes in me.”
Returning riders additionally embrace Erica Magnaldi, Lara Vieceli, Maria Giulia Confalonieri, Sarah Rijkes, Kathrin Hammes, Franziska Brausse, Lin Teutenberg, Julie Leth and Laura Asencio.
Riders who are usually not returning to the staff embrace Aafke Soet, who has signed with Jumbo-Visma, Claudia Koster, who goes to Hitec-Merchandise, and Ane Santesteban, shifting to Mitchelton-Scott.
- Lisa Brennauer – 1 12 months
- Franziska Brausse – 1 12 months
- Lin Teutenberg – 1 12 months
- Kathrin Hammes – 1 12 months
- Sarah Rijkes – 1 12 months
- Kirsten Wild – 1 12 months
- Laura Asencio – 2 years
- Maria Giulia Confalonieri – 2 years
- Erica Magnaldi – 1 12 months
- Lara Vieceli – 1 12 months
- Julie Leth – 1 12 months
- Lotta Henttala – 1 12 months
- Marta Lach – 1 12 months
- Lizzy Banks – 1 12 months