The new, 15-strong line-up for the 2015 Wiggle Honda professional women’s cycling team met for the first time as a complete team to train and prepare for the 2015 race season on February 26.
The team comprises:
Amy Roberts. World Cup Winner Team Pursuit. Great Britain.
Anna Christian. British Junior National Road Champion. Great Britain
Anna Sanchis. Road and three-time Individual TT National Champion. Spain.
Annette Edmondson. Dual World Champion and Commonwealth Track
Audrey Cordon-Ragot. GP Plumelec Winner, Tour de Bretagne and Route De
France stage winner. France.
Chloe Hosking. Omloop Van Borsele Winner and Belgium Tour stage Winner. Australia.
Dani King. Olympic and World Champion Team Pursuit. Great Britain.
Eileen Roe. British National Criterium Champion. Great Britain.
Elisa Longo Borghini. Italian National Champion ITT. Italy.
Emilia Fahlin. Three-time National ITT Champion and two time Road Champion. Sweden.
Giorgia Bronzini. Three-time World Champion. Italy.
Jolien D’hoore. Two-time National Champion. Belgium.
Mara Abbott. Two-time Giro d’Italia winner and National Road Champion. USA.
Mayuko Hagiwara. 10-time Japanese National Champion. Japan.
Peta Mullens. National Road Champion. Australia.
Based in Belgium, the team was formed in 2012 by manager and rider Rochelle Gilmore, who won the gold medal for Australia in the 112 km road racing event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
The team has the backing of British Cycling, Cycling Australia and the Bradley Wiggins Foundation and competes in elite road and track cycling events around the world.
Gilmore says: “The 2015 season has got off to an exciting start and this is the result of an intensive team focus on performance and results.
“Currently ranked third on the UCI rankings, we believe this season we can reach a completely new level with the quality of riders we have – combined with the expertise and experience of the support team.
“Potentially we can win the Giro, Grand Tours and also the Classic style races. Each victory we record helps build our team spirit.”