|UCI code|| TPO (2013)|
|Registered|| Netherlands (2013–2014)|
|Status||UCI Women's Team|
|Website||Team home page|
|Team name history|
|Team Futurumshop.nl–Polaris |
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.
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, 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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