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by Shane Stokes
September 16, 2017
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After her best season to date, including trading in last year’s silver medal at British National time trial Championships for gold this year, the 30-year-old Claire Rose will join Cervelo Bigla in 2018. A doctor-turned professional cyclist, Rose took a different approach than most in her pursuit of this sport by taking to the American road scene on Visit Dallas DNA, honing her skills in the race against the clock in the process.
“I am super excited to be joining Cervélo Bigla next year,” she said on Friday. “I see it as an incredible opportunity to step up, learn from and be part of some of the best in women’s cycling. The team also has a big focus on time trialling and the team time trial, which are two of my favourite events.
“It was great talking to [team manager] Thomas Campana and hearing his passion for both them and the team. I have always been impressed at how the team operates and rides at races, with riders not afraid to give everything for their teammates. The level of partners and sponsors the team has is impressive and I am looking forward to working with them.”
Campana explained his reasons for bringing her on board. “We’re adding Claire to our successful group of talented and ambitious riders, and we believe she will reinforce the TTT and ITT group,” he said. “Every year the group is improving and we’ve just added another piece to the puzzle. It is also important for us to keep a good balance between young talented and more experienced riders.”
Rose will be a welcomed addition to the team with its rising capabilities in the TTT, as well as strengthening the team on a whole in all aspects of the sport.