After signing four riders from Valcar-Travel & Service, team manager Rubens Bertogliati says that development teams are key to the future of women’s cycling.
UAE Team ADQ management hope that the recent overhaul of its roster will help it put up a more consistent front in 2023.
The team has been one of the busiest in the transfer market this winter, signing seven riders to its roster while waving goodbye to six. After the late signing of Lizzie Holden last month, the team will race with 16 riders in 2023, more than any other team on the WorldTour.
Team manager Rubens Bertogliati believes that the overhaul of the team was needed to give the roster a strong enough base to handle the increasingly busy Women’s WorldTour calendar.
“To do a complete and successful season, in the opinion of off the management and also my opinion, number of, we need say 12 or 13 riders that are solid, and solid means not only that they can do results, but also that they can work and do complete the job for the team are needed,” Bertogliati told VeloNews .
“With 13 solid riders it means that we can do double activity or we can do a WorldTour activity with six plus maybe two reserves or three reserves and we can do every race with a solid team. Then, having maybe another six riders composed by example for good riders, or three good riders and three riders developing in the second activity, we can do that […]
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