Cervelo-Bigla signs Oceanian U23 ITT Champion Mikayla Harvey
Oct 25 2018 02:50 am CET

Cervelo-Bigla signs Oceanian U23 ITT Champion Mikayla Harvey
Cervelo-Bigla signs Oceanian U23 ITT Champion Mikayla Harvey
Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling

Cervelo-Bigla has announced the signing of Mikayla Harvey. The rider moves from Team Illuminate, where he was for the last two seasons.

The New Zealander is the Oceania Continental Champion of the U23 individual time trial and she was in the third position of the road race. The 20-year-old will fulfil one of her career dreams which is to race in Europe after a successful 2018 season in which she got the Oceania championships results and was second in the young rider classification of the Tour Down Under.

"I believe Cervélo Bigla is the best team when it comes to developing young riders, especially within the European racing scene," Harvey said. “The team is full of young and driven riders, which is a perfect environment for me to thrive in. I have so much to learn when it comes to bike racing in Europe, and Cervélo Bigla has all the right qualities that I look for in a team - which will help develop me into my true potential.

"It has always been my passion to race professionally in Europe - races such as Strade Bianche and Giro d’Italia have been a dream of mine. With Tokyo 2020 just around the corner, it would be such a privilege to be able to wear the silver fern and represent New Zealand in the Time Trial and Road Race. I am a very driven person and I am always striving to be the best I can possibly be. I want to develop myself into a well-rounded rider and have longevity within the sport, and one day be one of the best female cyclists."

Cervelo-Bigla's team manager Thomas Campana welcomes this signing. "It’s exciting for us to have a rider from New Zealand as this opens up a new market," he commented. "Since Mikayla appeared on the international scene, we had the chance to see her racing in the Tour of Tuscany this year.

"It was clear that she has great potential on the road and the TT as well. The goal is to further develop her skills. 2018 was a good progression for her and we will look to continue that momentum into 2019."



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