World and Olympic Champion on the Track, Dani King, will join Cylance Pro Cycling for 2017. The 25-year-old has just completed her first full season on the road, and moves from Wiggle High5 after four years with the team.
King had hoped to earn a spot on the Olympic squad, to compete in the road race at Rio. Despite being bitterly disappointed to miss out, she finished the season on impeccable form – winning London’s Red Hook Crit in a stunning solo breakaway.
Despite excellent finishes on the road this year, and claiming the QOM jersey at the Santos Tour Down Under, King has mostly played a team role. Supporting her team mates towards a win was something she was keen to prove she could do ahead of selection for Rio. She is still most revered for her three World Champion and Olympic Champion titles in the team pursuit and National Champion title in the individual pursuit.
Cylance – who now move into their second year as a team – hope to offer King the opportunity to expand her potential, while adding depth to the team.
Director Sportif at Cylance Pro Cycling, Manel Lacambra, said: “King rode at a high level the whole season and showed her talent. Her track curriculum is great and we believe she will continue to improve with more opportunities down the road. We will see her succeed even more.”
King, who is currently engaged to Matt Rowe and launched a coaching company with Luke Rowe of Team Sky earlier this year, commented on Twitter: “Excited to announce I’ll be riding for Cyclance Pro Cycling in 2017. Want to thank Wiggle High5 for four great years but now on to new challenges.”