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by Shane Stokes
October 11, 2017
In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Bennett wins stage 1 of the Presidential Tour of Turkey; Sagan confirms Santos Tour Down Under appearance; Reichenbach diagnosed with additional fracture, will be out of action for three months; Roglic targets Grand Tour success, but bides time for podium finish; Cookson on bid for re-election: ‘We got the politics disastrously wrong’; German time trial talent Teutenberg signs on for two years with Team WNT; Hansen stays with Team Virtu for another year; Driver rugby-tackles female cyclist and causes spinal fracture; Video: The Ultimate Cycling Motivation 2017; Video: taking yellow on a spectator’s bike.
Ina Teutenberg leads Petra Rosner. 2002 Redlands Classic. Photo: Casey B. Gibson.
Lea Lin Teutenberg will join Team WNT for two season as a step in her development. The 18-year-old’s surname may sound familiar, and no wonder: she is not the only Teutenberg to take to the sport. Her aunt is the retired but still renowned Ina Yoko Teutenberg, who has many prestigious results to her name.
The young Teutenberg seems en route to follow in her aunt’s footprints as well, with time trial and points race national championship wins under her belt already.
“I’m really looking forward to the next two years with Team WNT,” she said. “It’s going to be a great opportunity for me to develop as a rider. My aim in 2018 will be to help our team leaders as much as possible and learn my trade from some of the more experienced riders. I have a desire to develop in stage races and build on my time-trial abilities.
“To sign for a UCI women’s team straight out of the junior ranks is something I am proud of, and with the help and experience from our team staff and riders I feel I will be able to adapt well to professional racing.”
Directeur sportif Graeme Herd said he was delighted to welcome her to the team. “She is a young rider with a lot of potential, and she will fit well with our 2018 roster. We look forward to supporting and assisting her progression over the next two seasons.”