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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
In other transfer news, the Danish registered VeloCONCEPT team will welcome two Norwegian stars to their roster, Emilie Moberg and Katrione Aalerud. Both are transferring from Hitec Products.
Moberg, 26, has regularly been the best UCI ranked Norwegian and in 2017 has seen a breakout season with three UCI wins.
“I felt that I needed change to develop. I would like to try a new team and when I look at Team VéloCONCEPT Women, it suits me perfectly. It’s a good organization for both riders, staff and equipment, and I think I can learn a lot by switching to the team. I can take a step,” says Moberg.
“I will win some UCI victories for Team VéloCONCEPT Women. My big goal is to take some World Tour victories and podiums, but also to improve me as a helper and become stronger.”
Aalerud completed her first season at the UCI level and has shown promise in the early season races such as the Ardennes classics.
“I want to develop even more and I think the team can help me to become a better rider. I’ve heard good things about the team and how Carmen has described the team sounds good so I hope it can help me make a better rider,” said the 22-year-old.
“We are very excited to get Emilie and Katrine on the team next year. Emilie has shown that she can be among the best sprinter in the world and she can be even better. Even though Katrine has only run her first year as a professional, she has been excellent at the hikes, and she has the potential to become a really good climber. I am sure they will make a lot of good results,” commented Carmen Small, Director Sportif.