Lensworld–Kuota

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Lensworld–Kuota
Team information
UCI code TPO (2013)
FTZ (2014)
LWZ (2015)
Registered Netherlands (2013–2014)
Belgium (2015–2017)
Founded 2013 (2013)
Disbanded 2017
Discipline Road
Status UCI Women's Team
Website Team home page
Team name history
2013
2014
2015–2016
2017
Team Futurumshop.nl–Polaris
Futurumshop.nl–Zannata
Lensworld.eu–Zannata
Lensworld–Kuota
Lensworld-Kuota jersey Lensworld-Zannata 2015 jersey.jpeg
Lensworld–Kuota jersey

Jersey

Lensworld–Kuota (UCI code LWZ) is a former professional cycling team based in Belgium, which competed in elite road bicycle racing events such as the UCI Women's Road World Cup. [1]

Cycling team organizational unit consisting of cyclists and carers

A cycling team is a group of cyclists who join a team or are acquired and train together to compete in bicycle races whether amateur or professional – and the supporting personnel. Cycling teams are most important in road bicycle racing, which is a team sport, but collaboration between team members is also important in track cycling and cyclo-cross.

Belgium Federal constitutional monarchy in Western Europe

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,688 square kilometres (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.4 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège.

Road bicycle racing bicycle racing sport

Road bicycle racing is the cycle sport discipline of road cycling, held on paved roads. Road racing is the most popular professional form of bicycle racing, in terms of numbers of competitors, events and spectators. The two most common competition formats are mass start events, where riders start simultaneously and race to set finish point; and time trials, where individual riders or teams race a course alone against the clock. Stage races or "tours" take multiple days, and consist of several mass-start or time-trial stages ridden consecutively.

Contents

In October 2017, the team announced they would fold before the start of the 2018 season. Lensworld had been recently taken over by peer - LensOnline - who decided not to renew the title sponsorship of the team. [2]

Team history

2014

For the 2015 season the team announced on their Facebook account that current minor sponsor, Lensworld.eu, would step up and become a named sponsor of the team, giving a new team name of Lensworld-Zannata. [3]

Riders in

For the 2015 season the team announced that Mariël Borgerink, Kim de Baat and Kaat Van Der Meulen. Mieke Kröger, Evy Kuijpers, Annelies Dom, Annelies Van Doorslaer and Sofie De Vuyst also signed contract extensions. On November 9 the team signed Céline Van Severen and Marissa Otten Parkhotel Valkenberg. [4]

Mariël Borgerink is a Dutch professional racing cyclist. She rides for the Lensworld.eu-Zannata team.

Kim de Baat cyclist

Kim de Baat is a Dutch-born Belgian professional racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's Team Doltcini–Van Eyck.

Mieke Kröger German racing cyclist

Mieke Kröger is a German track and road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's Team Team Virtu Cycling.

The team at the 2015 Le Samyn des Dames Quaregnon - Le Samyn, 4 mars 2015, depart (B64).JPG
The team at the 2015 Le Samyn des Dames

Team roster

RiderDate of birth
Flag of Italy.svg  Alice Maria Arzuffi  (ITA) (1994-11-19) 19 November 1994 (age 23)
Flag of Italy.svg  Maria Giulia Confalonieri  (ITA) (1993-03-30) 30 March 1993 (age 25)
Flag of Italy.svg  Annalisa Cucinotta  (ITA) (1986-04-03) 3 April 1986 (age 32)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Kim De Baat  (BEL) (1991-05-29) 29 May 1991 (age 26)
Flag of Italy.svg  Tatiana Guderzo  (ITA) (1984-08-22) 22 August 1984 (age 33)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Kaat Hannes  (BEL) (1991-11-21) 21 November 1991 (age 26)
RiderDate of birth
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Maaike Polspoel  (BEL) (1989-03-28) 28 March 1989 (age 29)
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Tetyana Riabchenko  (UKR) (1989-08-28) 28 August 1989 (age 28)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Anouk Rijff  (NED) (1996-04-06) 6 April 1996 (age 22)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Winanda Spoor  (NED) (1991-01-27) 27 January 1991 (age 27)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Grace Verbeke  (BEL) (1984-11-12) 12 November 1984 (age 33)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Nathalie Verschelden  (BEL) (1991-11-21) 21 November 1991 (age 26)

Major wins

2013
UCI Track World Cup, Aguascalientes (Team Pursuit ), Stephanie Pohl & Mieke Kröger
UCI Track World Cup, Aguascalientes (Points race), Stephanie Pohl
2014
Flag of Oost-Vlaanderen.svg Provincial Time Trial Championships (Oost-Vlaanderen), Latoya Brulee
Flag of Flemish-Brabant.svg Provincial Road Race Championships (Vlaams-Brabant), Annelies Van Doorslaer
Herford Frühjahrsrennen, Janine Van der Meer
2015
Flag of Flemish-Brabant.svg Provincial Time Trial Championships (Vlaams-Brabant), Annelies Van Doorslaer
2016
Stage (ITT) Vuelta Internacional Femenina a Costa Rica, Flavia Oliveira
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium National Road Race championships, Kaat Hannes
Stage 2 BeNe Ladies Tour, Nina Kessler
Stage 2 (ITT) Tour de Pologne Féminin, Flavia Oliveira
Stage 4 Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche, Flavia Oliveira
2017
Jersey light blue.svg Sprints classification Holland Ladies Tour, Winanda Spoor

National and continental champions

2013
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands University Road Race, Anouska Koster
MaillotAlemania.PNG German Track (Omnium), Mieke Kröger
2014
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European U23 Time Trial, Mieke Kröger
2015
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands Track (Madison), Nina Kessler
2016
MaillotItalia.svg Italy U23 Cyclocross, Alice Maria Arzuffi
MaillotItalia.svg Italy Track (Points race), Maria Giulia Confalonieri
MaillotBelgica.PNG Belgium Road Race, Kaat Hannes
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands Track (Omnium), Nina Kessler
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands Track (Madison), Nina Kessler
2017
EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png European Track Championships (Team pursuit), Tatiana Guderzo

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