74th World Championships Cyclo-Cross 2023 – Women’s Elite Up-and-coming Dutch star Puck Pieterse has signed with her Fenix-Deceuninck team through 2027, the longest deal currently among the Women’s WorldTour.
It was an obvious signing for the Belgian team after the 21-year-old Pieterse broke out this year , winning World Cup races in both cyclocross and mountain bike disciplines.
She also tried her hand on the road, taking sixth place in this year’s Strade Bianche Donne (which was later upgraded to a fifth place finish after Team Jayco-AlUla’s Kristen Faulkner saw her third-place finish disqualified for wearing a continuous glucose monitor ). Video player poster image Of the long-term signing, Pieterse said in a team statement, “It’s a logical decision. The great thing about this team and structure is that I can combine the different disciplines and have the freedom to decide myself when to do which discipline. In addition, with this team, I can count on an excellent environment in terms of training and coaching. I am convinced that I can continue to develop here in the best conditions over the next few years.” Related Story What to Know About CGMs and Racing
Given her stunning performance at Strade Bianche , Pieterse will no doubt field plenty of questions about regarding any intent to commit more fully to road racing.
However, at least for the time being, Pieterse will focus on mountain biking for the remainder of 2023 before shifting her gaze to cross-country, where she’ll compete for a medal in […]