Trek-Segafredo signs Amalie Dideriksen, Chloe Hosking and Shirin van Anrooij
Oct 12 2020 10:14 pm CET

Trek-Segafredo signs Amalie Dideriksen, Chloe Hosking and Shirin van Anrooij
Trek-Segafredo signs Amalie Dideriksen, Chloe Hosking and Shirin van Anrooij
Trek-Segafredo Women's team by © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Trek-Segafredo has announced the signings of Amalie Dideriksen, Chloe Hosking and Shirin van Anrooij for the upcoming season and for two years.

Dideriksen was world champion in 2016 and has taken victories in races like the Ronde van Drenthe, of three stages of the Boels Ladies tour and of one stage at the OVO Energy Women's Tour. "I am very proud and happy to be joining Trek-Segafredo for the next two years," the Dane commented. "I feel excited to take the next step in my career, and I truly feel that Trek-Segafredo is pushing women's cycling in a good direction, and I am keen to be a part of that process.

"I've been teammates with a few of the girls before, and the rest I know from the bunch. From my view, the team seems like a great group, both personally and professionally, and I look forward to getting to know everyone even better and become teammates."

Hosking is one of the best sprinters in the peloton and has booked 36 professional victories in her name, including four stages in the Women's Tour Down Under and La Course in 2016. "I'm thrilled to be joining Trek-Segafredo, who burst onto the scene two years ago as a very professional team, setting a high standard in Women's cycling," she said. "I've been around the peloton for a long time, and 2021 will be my 12th season as a professional. I'm coming into this team as a sprinter, so obviously my main goal is to win big sprint races. I have won a few races in my career so far, but I would like to win more, particularly some of the spring classics, like Gent-Wevelgem. I would love to etch my name into the winners' list of that race with Trek-Segafredo name across my chest.

"I would love to play a role as a team captain on the road. I've done a lot of the races and have a lot of experience on that front. Often it's an asset for a team leader to not be the protected rider as she can take some of the pressure off the rider who is going for the victory, so I would love to step into that role in some of the races."

Van Anrooij was a stagiaire in the team last summer and that earned her a neo-pro contract with Trek-Segafredo. The 18-year-old will be joining her compatriots Ellen van Dijk and Lucinda Brand in the formation.

"I still can't quite believe it that I'm part of the Trek-Segafredo team from now on," she mentioned. "It has always been a dream of mine to become a professional cyclist, but it's so surreal to think that I'm already getting this opportunity at such a young age. I'm so thankful for the trust from everyone from the team.

"I think the upcoming years will be all about gaining lots of experience and about improving myself as a rider. I know that I can learn so much from my new teammates, who have so much experience. The team feels like one big family, and I would love to be able to offer support during the races and do the best I can because I know they'll try and do the same for me as well."




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