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by Matt de Neef
December 5, 2016
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Aert, De Jong claim Superprestige CX wins at Spa-Francorchamps; Froome on Wiggins: “There are questions for Brad to answer”; Katusha-Alpecin outlines 2017 season goals; Durbridge keen to continue Classics progression in 2017; Team Illuminate to add women’s team in 2017; Emakumeen Bira moved to May in 2017; Cycle-ball highlights from the Indoor Cycling World Championships; Artistic cycling highlights from the Indoor Cycling World Championships.
U.S. Continental outfit Team Illuminate (formerly Airgas-Safeway) has revealed that it will field a women’s team for the 2017 season.
“The majority of our roster is from the US, although we do have some international riders on the team,” said team director Chris Johnson. “Honestly, we have put together an incredibly strong roster and I feel lucky to have such a great group of women to work with in our first year.”
The team is revealing its line up via its Strava team page and at the time of writing three riders have been announced for the women’s team: Rachel Langdon (GBR), Jessica Bobeck (USA) and Lexie Millard (USA).
“When you look at our overall model, we’re really building a club that is led by the professional riders,” Johnson said. “We want people to join us, to follow the riders and to interact with the team. Our team is about bringing people together, and in order to do that we need to have a men’s and a women’s program.”
Team Illuminate will ride in all-black, sponsor-logo-free jerseys in 2017.