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Amy Pieters to join Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling in 2016

Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling is delighted to announce that Amy Pieters will be joining the black and orange team in 2016. The 24-year-old from Haarlem, in North Holland is one of the most exciting young riders from the strong women’s cycling nation of the Netherlands. She has ridden all of her professional career to date with Liv-Plantur, but is looking forward to the new challenge offered by Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling.

“I chose Wiggle Honda because I’m in my fifth year with my current team, and I’m looking for a new challenge, and a new experience, and I think Wiggle Honda will give me that,” Pieters said. “I also want to make the next step; I think I’ve reached a high level with Liv-Plantur, but I think Wiggle Honda can help me with this.

“Also, the team is really strong and I’m really looking forward to doing races with them, and to be in the final with some strong teammates. I hope we can win a lot of races!”

Amy is the daughter of former track and road cyclist Peter Pieters, and her brother Roy also rides as an elite cyclist on the track. As a multiple National Champion on the track Amy competed in the Team Pursuit at the Olympic Games, in London, in 2012, but is a fixture at the head of some of the World’s toughest road races.

So far in 2015, Amy has won the women’s Dwars door Vlaanderen, while her track speed saw her take the Prologue of the Route de France. She held the race leader’s yellow jersey for three days before ceding it to Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling’s Elisa Longo Borghini, who went on to win the race overall.

“I’ve been interested in signing and working with Amy Pieters since the creation of Wiggle Honda, so to finally be able to introduce her to our already incredibly strong team is a huge achievement,” said the team’s Owner and General Manager Rochelle Gilmore.

“Our athletes who are already contracted for 2016 requested that I do what it takes to bring Amy into their family ahead of 2016,” Gilmore added. “We’re all extremely honoured that Amy has chosen to join our team.”

Amy Pieters is the third rider to be confirmed as part of Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling for 2016, along with current rider, Belgian Champion Jolien D’hoore and new signing, Swedish Road and Time Trial Champion Emma Johansson. The remains of the black and orange roster will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

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