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by Matt de Neef
March 20, 2017
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Michal Kwiatkowski wins a thrilling Milan-San Remo; Coryn Rivera sprints to victory at Trofeo Alfredo Binda; Kristof Allegaert leads into day 3 of the Indian Pacific Wheel Race; Sagan – Kwiatkowski owes me a few beers; Former Tour de France champion Roger Pingeon dies at 76; Dame Sarah Storey launches elite women’s cycling team; Rwandan cyclist Adrien Niyonshuti’s Grand (Tour) plans; DreamRide II.
Great Britain’s most successful female Paralympian, Dame Sarah Storey, has launched a new elite women’s cycling team in partnership with her husband Barney.
“I am delighted to be able to bring an elite women’s racing team back into the UK peloton,” said the 14-time Paralympic gold medallist. “We want to encourage everyone to give their best from a platform in the UK.”
The Storeys have run a team in the past, but they’re hoping their new venture will be more successful than their Podium Ambition team, which folded in 2016 due to a lack of funding. Six riders from the Podium Ambition line-up will join Storey Racing, with five new names also joining the roster.
“I hope this new platform will give us a strong basis on which to build over the coming years as there remains a unique opportunity to create a world-dominating, entirely British-focused professional team should the right backing be found,” added Storey. “As we see better and better coverage for women’s racing, and therefore a greater return on investment for sponsors, we hope to play a part in creating that opportunity.”
Follow the link to read more at the BBC website.