GB women join Wiggins-funded team

Britain’s Olympic track champions Laura Trott, Dani King and Jo Rowsell have joined a women’s road team backed by

Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins.

The new DTPC (Dream Team Pro Cycling) Honda Team will receive funding from Wiggins’s

Wiggo Foundation. 

“Wiggins’s support will further enable the girls to fulfil their potential out on the road,” read a team statement.

Trott

won the six-discipline omnium

in the London 2012 velodrome and partnered King and Rowsell to

team pursuit gold.

The 20-year-old, who also rode to 2012 world championship gold in the team pursuit with King, 21, and 23-year-old Rowsell, said: “I’m excited and look forward to being part of what I believe will be one of the most professional and most successful teams next year.

“I’m looking forward to gaining more experience on the road with such a great team.”

DTPC, which will be registered in Britain, is owned and managed by Australia’s Commonwealth champion Rochelle Gilmore, who will also ride on the team.

Britain’s Elinor Barker, the junior world time-trial champion, has also signed for the team, along with her Welsh compatriot Amy Roberts and Italy’s two-time world champion Giorgia Bronzini.

Rowsell, a three-time world team pursuit champion,

wrote on Twitter: 

“Pleased to announce I will be riding for DTPC Honda in 2013! Looking forward to a big year of road racing.”

King

said: 

“So excited to announce I’ll be riding for DTPC Honda next year.”


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Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/20217372

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