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Cycling: Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell to ride for Honda Dream Team

November 6, 2012
Cycling: Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell to ride for Honda Dream Team

Great Britain’s Olympic team pursuit champions Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell are on the list of five British Cycling programme riders named in the Honda Dream Team Professional Cycling Team.

Cycling: Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell to ride for Honda Dream Team

The British registered team will be a new addition to the UCI calendar, and have received the backing of Bradley Wiggins CBE through the Wiggo Foundation. They are joined by fellow Britons Elinor Barker – junior world time-trial champion – and Amy Roberts, both of British Cycling’s Academy programme.

Laura Trott commented, “I’m looking forward to gaining more experience on the road with such a great team next year.”

Trott, who also won gold in the omnium in London, said: “I’m excited to be joining the DTPC Honda Pro Cycling Team for the 2013 season and look forward to being a part of what I believe will be one of the most professional and most successful teams next year.

Team owner and manager Rochelle Gilmore added: “I believe that having partnerships with companies like Honda and the Wiggo Foundation, the team can function as a truly professional organisation, making the athletes a priority and providing them with what they need in order to reach their potential.”

The team will debut in the Ladies Tour of Qatar to be held from the 30 January and 2 February 2013.

There is also good news for Emma Pooley who has joined Swiss women’s team Bigla Cycling for the 2013 season. A silver medallist at the Beijing Olympics and 2010 time-trial world champion, the 30-year-old is an ideal role model for the team’s under 23 riders according to team manager Emil Zimmermann.

At the London Olympic, Pooley played an integral part in helping Great Britain team mate Lizzie Armitstead to silver medal in the road race but narrowly missed out on a medal in the time-trial event.

“I’m looking forward to this new challenge and I’ll do my best to help the young riders on the Bigla team to make the step up,” Pooley said.

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