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Amy Roberts and Anna Sanchis both renew with Wiggle Honda for 2015

Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling is delighted to announce that Amy Roberts and Anna Sanchis have both renewed their contracts and will ride in the black and orange jersey next year. Both riders have contributed strongly to the team’s considerable success in 2014 and both will continue to make those contributions in 2015, as well as develop their own careers and aim for results themselves.

19-year-old Roberts is the youngest member of Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling’s 2014 line up and, having been with the team since its inception in 2013, returns for a third year. Like many British riders, her season was centred on the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but this did not prevent the multi-talented rider from Carmarthenshire, in south west Wales, from enjoying considerable domestic success, as well as working hard for her teammates in several European races.

“Amy Roberts is a lovely person to have on the team, she’s always smiling and very polite however most importantly, she understands cycling,” said Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling Managing Director Rochelle Gilmore. “Amy can read a race on behalf of her team mates and she’s someone we can rely on to set the race up for a win.

“Amy is still young but she has a huge future because of her overall attitude towards professional cycling,” Gilmore added. “It’s a pleasure to work with Amy.”

Amy is a former European Track Champion, and in 2014 her results included a victory in the Redditch round of the Matrix Fitness GP and a Silver Medal in the Great Britain Criterium Championship, behind new teammate Eileen Roe. She also performed strongly on both the track and road at Glasgow 2014.

“I have had a great past two years with Wiggle Honda and am very happy to be staying for the year of 2015,” she said. “For myself I have been able to learn so much through the years and gain great experience from some of the top riders in the world. It’s been a great help and I look forward to working with everyone again next year and I’m also looking forward to meeting the new signings we have to the team.

“We have a great team atmosphere and hopefully we can carry that through to next year,” Roberts added. “I hope to do some more racing on the road and I’m excited for that, with it being my third year I hope to cope with the races better and do as much as I can to help the team’s performances; and we’ll also try to start working towards getting some results for myself.”

As a former four-time Spanish Champion, with two titles each in both the road race and time trial, much was expected of Anna Sanchis in 2014. Unfortunately, the 27-year-old was unable to build on a solid spring campaign as she contracted a virus, which prevented her from performing at her best in the summer.

“Spain is a very important country for our sponsors and Anna Sanchis represents our partners very well,” said Gilmore. “Anna has had a rough year with illness, however she remained confident in our team and we remained confident in her. Anna started the season strongly and also finished the season in top form at the World Championships in Spain.

“I look forward to supporting Anna’s 2015 season and sincerely hope she has a smooth run into her major targets.”

Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling is confident that a now healthy Sanchis will be able to return to the form she has enjoyed in previous seasons, and be a vital part of the black and orange team in 2015.

“In 2014 I started the season very excited to be part of one of the best teams in the world, but I suffered from a very bad virus and I couldn’t be on my best performance during the year,” Sanchis explained. However, Rochelle has put her trust in me for 2015 and I’m very glad for this. I hope to get great results in the races for Wiggle Honda.”

Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling has now confirmed twelve of its line up for next year so far. Returning members Anna Sanchis, Amy Roberts, Dani King and Emilia Fahlin will be joined in 2015 by two-time Giro d’Italia winner Mara Abbott, Belgian Champion Jolien D’hoore, Great Britain Criterium Champion Eileen Roe, Manx talent Anna Christian, Breton Champion Audrey Cordon-Ragot, Italian Time Trial Champion Elisa Longo Borghini, and Australians Chloe Hosking and Commonwealth Games Champion Nettie Edmondson.

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