Movistar signs Emma Norsgaard for two seasons
Aug 07 2020 06:52 am CET

Movistar signs Emma Norsgaard for two seasons
Movistar signs Emma Norsgaard for two seasons
Photo by Movistar Team

Movistar Team has announced the signing of Danish rider Emma Norsgaard for two seasons.

Although Norsgaard is only 21, she has shown her big talents in the time trial and the sprints, which makes her one of the most promising riders in the current peloton. The rider -who became a professional in the team currently known as Paule Ka in 2018- won the Danish elite road race championships in 2016, when she was only 17.

She has also claimed silver medals at the European and World road race championships, and took the second places at the Chrono des Nations and the prologue of the Giro della Toscana in 2018.

"I’m super thrilled to join the Movistar Team family," said Norsgaard. "I’m confident that I’ll fit right in, and that we as a team will achieve great things together. I’m excited to see myself develop into a top squad like the Movistar Team. It really gives me confidence that we’re so close together with the men’s team.

"It’s modern, and the fact that I’m in a unique situation to share the same team as my own brother (Mathias) is also pretty cool. I believe the setup of this team could be the future for women’s cycling, and I’m super proud to be part of a team that is progressive and who’s a part of helping define the future of women’s cycling."

"Emma is an exciting addition to our roster and will soon become a key to this team," added Sebastian Unzue. "She’s someone we’ve been following since we started this project three years ago, and will surely help us take another step forward. It’s part of the gamble – which we started heading into the transfer market before the 2020 season – to strengthen the core of our team, which is the most realistic way to chase for great results in the long term. The future ahead of her is remarkable, yet she’s already shown to be perfectly capable to obtain good results from the get-go.

"She’s got the ability and talent to be able to take victories from big or small groups, something really uncommon in this sport, and strong legs against the clock, a crucial skill in modern cycling. I’m excited to see how she can grow in the classics and how she develops as an athlete in the upcoming years. Other than that, there’s an exciting project ahead on a personal standpoint, something which really moves us – that is, having Emma and Mathias sharing teams. Other than being a strong team, we’ve always wanted the Movistar Team to be a great family, a place where confidence is inspired, where every member feels at home, so we can make less complicated for them to chase their ultimate goals."