LONDON, Nov 6, 2012 (AFP) – Olympic champions Laura Trott, Dani King and
Joanna Rowsell have signed for a new women’s team supported by fellow British
London 2012 cycling gold medalist and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins.
The DTPC (Dream Team Pro Cycling) Honda Pro Cycling Team will be registered
in Britain and led by Australia’s Rochelle Gilmore.
A statement issued Tuesday said Commonwealth Games champion Gilmore was
“presently in deep negotiations (over the naming rights) with a global company
based in the United Kingdom”.
It added: “The team is also privileged to have the personal backing of
British cycling legend Bradley Wiggins CBE through the Wiggo Foundation.
“Wiggins’ provision of generous support, assistance and encouragement will
further enable the girls to fulfill their potential out on the road.”
Following his triumphs in becoming the first British rider to win the Tour
de France as well as taking a fourth Olympic gold medal, Wiggins spoke of his
desire to support women’s cycling.
Trott won two gold medals in London, standing atop the podium in the
individual six-discipline omnium and in the team pursuit where she rode with
King and Rowsell.
Now the trio will join forces again on the road.
Trott said: “I’m excited to be joining the DTPC Honda Pro Cycling Team for
the 2013 season and look forward to being part of what I believe will be one
of the most professional and most successful teams next year.
“I’m looking forward to gaining more experience on the road with such a
great team next year.”
Britain’s Elinor Barker, the junior world time-trial champion, is also set
to ride for DTPC, as is Italy’s two-time world champion Giorgia Bronzini.