Rochelle Gilmore’s Number One UCI ranked road racing squad will be named Wiggle High5 for the 2016 season as the team’s nutrition partner steps up its commitment.
Original sponsor – the tri and cycling sports retailer Wiggle – will continue to support the team for a fourth season.
Previous co-sponsor, Honda, have been backing the team since 2012 and will still be associated, supporting the team with race cars as well as vehicles for athletes and staff. The Honda logo will remain present on the 2016 jersey, though High5 will take a more prominent position.
Last season saw many success’ for the 2015 line-up, with 33 UCI-ranked victories, and wins at four of the nine individual World Cup races – with Jolien D’hoore winning the opening round in Drenthe, Netherlands, and in Vårgårda, Sweden, Giorgia Bronzini winning in Chongming Island, China, and Elisa Longo Borghini winning arguably the most prestigious of all in the Tour of Flanders.
Team owner and manager Rochelle Gilmore said: “I had an ambition in 2012 to create the most professional women’s cycling team in the world, increase salaries for athletes and become the World Number One UCI team within three years.”
She added: “These goals have now been reached but we believe that the season ahead represents an opportunity for both the riders and the team to reach a completely new level. We’ll be doing all we can to support our riders’ main goals and continue creating a team environment that will ensure success on the road.”
Wiggle High5 Rider Line Up 2016
Mara Abbott (United States),
Giorgia Bronzini (Italy),
Anna Christian (Great Britain),
Audrey Cordon-Ragot (France),
Jolien D’hoore (Belgium),
Annette Edmondson (Australia),
Lucy Garner (Great Britain),
Mayuko Hagiwara (Japan),
Chloe Hosking (Australia),
Emma Johansson (Sweden),
Dani King (Great Britain),
Elisa Longo Borghini (Italy),
Peta Mullens (Australia),
Amy Pieters (Netherlands),
Amy Roberts (Great Britain),
Anna Sanchis (Spain)
Check out this team release video, introducing their 2016 line up, goals, and attitude…