“Our goal is to be the number one team in the world by the end of 2015," stated Rochelle Gilmore at the launch of Wiggle Honda’s team launch yesterday.
Despite the fact that the team, which is owned and managed by Rochelle, is only in its third year, this goal does not seem unobtainable. They are after all currently third in the world.
The team has seen a strong start to 2015, with new recruit Chloe Hosking scoring the team’s first win of the season taking stage 1 of the Bay Classic Series and second place at the Tour of Qatar. On the track, another new face on the team, Annette Edmondston took the stripes for both the Omnium and Team Pursuit at the recent Track World Championships in Paris.
“The main objective of this team is to win bike races, and every athlete in this room is capable of winning big bike races, and contributing to the huge success and our team goals.
“It is in our DNA, of all of us," she added, “to have that same goal of progressing the sport and making sure we go in the right direction in the next few years. These are the athletes that have made the commitment to that."
With a jam-packed schedule for 2015, we can’t wait to see what the Wiggle Honda pro cycling team has in store.
In the meantime check out the full line-up below.
The 2015 Wiggle Honda Team:
Amy Roberts – World Cup Winner Team Pursuit – Great Britain
Anna Christian – British Junior National Road Champion – Great Britain
Anna Sanchis – Road & 3 x Individual TT National Champion – Spain
Annette Edmondson – Dual World Champion & Commonwealth Track
Champion – Australia
Audrey Cordon-Ragot – GP Plumelec Winner, Tour de Bretagne & Route De France stage winner - France
Chloe Hosking – Omloop Van Borsele Winner – Belgium Tour stage winner - Australia
Dani King – Olympic & World Champion Team Pursuit – Great Britain
Eileen Roe – British National Criterium Champion – Great Britain
Elisa Longo Borghini – Italian National Champion ITT – Italy
Emilia Fahlin – 3 x National ITT Champion & 2 x Road Champion – Sweden
Giorgia Bronzini – 3 x World Champion – Italy
Jolien D’hoore – 2 x National Champion – Belgium
Mara Abbott – 2 x Giro d’Italia winner & National Road Champion – USA
Mayuko Hagiwara – 10 x Japanese National Champion – Japan
Peta Mullens – National Road Champion – Australia
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