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Joëlle Numainville chooses Bigla for 2015

Canadian relishing the opportunity to grow in new environment

Canadian cyclist Joëlle Numainville is the latest rider to join the reformed Bigla Pro Cycling Team. Numainville is a former national road and time trial champion and is the ninth rider confirmed for the 2015 season. When asked what attracted her to the team, she said, “The most impressive aspect was the structure. I feel it’s the best place for me to learn to be the best athlete. I see myself being an important player in the Classics in the beginning of the season. I really love those one day races. They are super hard and I think it’s somewhere I can really help and have an impact and help the team go for victories there.”

Though 2014 was without a victory for the 26 year old, she achieved a number of top ten results in the US and Europe. Both in 2012 and 2013 she won stages in Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l’Ardèche.

New general manager, Thomas Campana welcomed the signing.
“We chose Joelle as part of the set up because she is capable is playing so many roles within a team. She is a strong ITT rider, she is good in the sprints so will play an important part in our sprint train, she’s good in the classics and generally just a very positive rider,” Campana said.

Yesterday, Manel Lacambra was announced as the new sports director for the team. The previous eight riders confirmed to the 2015 roster is: Annemiek van Vleuten, Shelley Olds, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Iris Slappendel, Vera Koedooder, Lotta Lepistö, Sharon Laws and Doris Schweizer.

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