Team Virtu Cycling Women

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Team Virtu Cycling Women
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Team information
UCI codeBMS (2015–2016)
TVW (2017)
TVC (2017–2019)
RegisteredDenmark
Founded2015
Disbanded2019
Discipline(s) Road
StatusNational (2015)
UCI Women (2016–2019)
BicyclesStorck
Website Team home page
Key personnel
Team manager(s)Bo Handberg Madsen
Allan Porsmose
Carmen Small
Shani Bloch
Team name history
2015–2016
2017
2017–2019
Team BMS BIRN
Team VéloCONCEPT Women
Team Virtu Cycling Women

Team Virtu Cycling Women was a UCI Women's cycling team based in Denmark, [1] [2] that competed between 2015 and 2019. [3]

Contents

Team history

In November 2016 it was announced that Bjarne Riis and Lars Seier (Riis-Seier Project) took over the women's team BMS BIRN and the men's team Team Virtu Pro–Véloconcept, with the latter being renamed Team VéloCONCEPT and the former becoming Team VéloCONCEPT Women for the 2017 season. [4] After the addition of a new investor into the team in September 2017, Brøndby IF football team chairman Jan Beck Andersen, the cycling team's name changed to Team Virtu Cycling. [5]

Final team roster

As of 3 March 2019. [6]
RiderDate of birth
Flag of Norway.svg  Katrine Aalerud  (NOR) (1994-12-04)4 December 1994 (aged 25)
Flag of Italy.svg  Marta Bastianelli  (ITA) (1987-04-30)30 April 1987 (aged 32)
Flag of Italy.svg  Sofia Bertizzolo  (ITA) (1997-08-21)21 August 1997 (aged 22)
Flag of Italy.svg  Barbara Guarischi  (ITA) (1990-10-02)2 October 1990 (aged 29)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Anouska Koster  (NED) (1993-08-20)20 August 1993 (aged 26)
Flag of Germany.svg  Mieke Kröger  (GER) (1993-07-18)18 July 1993 (aged 26)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Birgitte Krogsgaard  (DNK) (1991-10-27)27 October 1991 (aged 28)
RiderDate of birth
Flag of Norway.svg  Emilie Moberg  (NOR) (1991-07-12)12 July 1991 (aged 28)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Rachel Neylan  (AUS) (1982-03-09)9 March 1982 (aged 37)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Louise Norman Hansen  (DNK) (1995-02-12)12 February 1995 (aged 24)
Flag of Poland.svg  Katarzyna Pawłowska  (POL) (1989-08-16)16 August 1989 (aged 30)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sara Penton  (SWE) (1988-11-15)15 November 1988 (aged 31)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Trine Schmidt  (DNK) (1988-06-03)3 June 1988 (aged 31)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Christina Siggaard  (DNK) (1994-03-24)24 March 1994 (aged 25)

Major wins

2016
Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Feminin-O cenu Českého Švýcarska, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
Jersey white.svg Youth classification, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
Stages 1 & 5, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Ladies Tour of Norway, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
2017
Jersey red.svg Combativity classification, Stage 4 Holland Ladies Tour, Pernille Mathiesen
2018
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Christina Siggaard
MaillotCyan.PNG Sprints classification Emakumeen Euskal Bira, Katarzyna Pawłowska
2019
Omloop van het Hageland, Marta Bastianelli
Women's WorldTour Ronde van Drenthe, Marta Bastianelli
Tour of Flanders, Marta Bastianelli
Stage 2 Healthy Ageing Tour, Mieke Kröger
Jersey yellow.svg Overall Gracia–Orlová, Marta Bastianelli
Stages 1 & 3, Marta Bastianelli
Stages 2a (ITT) & 4 Gracia–Orlová, Mieke Kröger
Stage 2b Gracia–Orlová, Rachel Neylan
Jersey red.svg Sprints classification Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen, Barbara Guarischi
Stage 1, Barbara Guarischi
Stage 2, Marta Bastianelli
Postnord UCI WWT Vårgårda WestSweden Road Race, Marta Bastianelli
Stage 4 Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche, Anouska Koster
Stage 5 Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche, Marta Bastianelli

National and continental champions

2016
MaillotDinamarca.svg Denmark Time Trial, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
MaillotDinamarca.svg Denmark Junior Time Trial, Simone Eg
2017
MaillotIsrael.PNG Israel Time Trial, Shani Bloch-Davidov
MaillotUSA.PNG USA Time Trial, Amber Neben
MaillotDinamarca.svg Denmark Road Race, Camilla Møllebro
MaillotSuecia.PNG Sweden Road Race, Sara Penton
EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png European U23 Time Trial, Pernille Mathiesen
EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png European U23 Road Race, Pernille Mathiesen
2019
MaillotDinamarca.svg Denmark Time Trial, Louise Norman Hansen
MaillotItalia.svg Italy Road Race, Marta Bastianelli

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References

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