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by Shane Stokes
August 29, 2017
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Team Sky signs Tour de l’Avenir jersey winners Bernal, Sivakov and Halvorsen; Froome rejects calls for salary caps in cycling; Stybar inks two year contract extension with QuickStep Floors; UAE Team Emirates signs European champion Kristoff and former world under 23 champion Bystrøm; Bauer signs two-year contract with Orica-Scott; Talented Australian duo Hindley and Storer to turn pro with Team Sunweb; Armstrong Savola joins USA Cycling as Endurance Performance Director; Tankink set for 18th pro season, will continue with Team LottoNL-Jumbo; Women’s transfer news: Kitchen and Slik transfer to FDJ; Women’s transfer news: Moberg and Aalerud to VeloCONCEPT; Olympic champion Schurter takes unprecedented clean sweep; Video: Team Sunweb’s Marc Reef talks about the exclusion of Warren Barguil
Transfer season is in full swing. In the latest announcements, French team FDJ Futuroscope will be bolstering their roster with Australian rider Lauren Kitchen (from WM3 Pro Cycling) and Dutch woman Rozanne Slik (from Team Sunweb).
“This French team really caught my eye this year with their steady growth and appeared to be stepping up to the top level in an organised and professional manner. The management were eager to discuss with me last season and again this season and it just felt right to sign with them for 2018,” says Kitchen to Peloton Brief.
“I am excited to join the FDJ family and to be honest it has sparked a new motivation in me for next year, like a chance to prove myself and work with new people along with my long term friend Shara Gillow.”
After two years with Team Sunweb, the 26-year-old Slik is ready for a new adventure, and a bigger role.
“The recruitment of Rozanne is in the same philosophy as Lauren Kitchen. Rozanne had a great experience at Team Sunweb, and learnt a lot. She will have a chance to shine under our colors and develop our talented French young people,” stated FDJ.