Preparations are well underway for the next season at the CERATIZIT – WNT Pro Cycling team camp, where riders and staff gathered in Italy for two and a half weeks of training, bike fitting, photo shoots and team partner activities.
The final roster is made up of 16 riders from 9 different nations: Italy, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Mexico, Spain, France, and Great Britain, which reflects countries where CERATIZIT has subsidiaries.
The team has added nine new riders to its roster. A standout signing is Olympic Madison Champion, Katie Archibald, who will still be pursuing gold at the Commonwealth Games in 2022, Glasgow World Championships in 2023 and Olympic Games. The squad has also signed the Scratch World champion Martina Fidanza, Austrian road race champion Kathrin Schweinberger, Mexican road race champion Lizbeth Yareli Salazar, future talent Camilla Alessio of Italy, and 23-year-old Sandra Alonso from Spain. The young Lana Eberle also joins on a one-year contract together with Hanna Nilsson and Clea Seidel, who will also participate in cyclo-cross and gravel events.
Six riders have re-signed with the team following a successful 2021 campaign, while Maria Giulia Confalonieri is the seventh returning rider (who already had a contract for 2022). Lin Teutenberg enters her fifth season with the team, Lara Vieceli, Olympic, European and World Champion’s Lisa Brennauer and Franziska Brausse as well as former French U23 road race champion, Laura Asencio return for their fourth year with the team.
Credit: CERATIZIT-WNT Pro Cycling TeamSports Director Dirk Baldinger, who remains at the helm of the team, commented: “We have built a strong mix of riders from those starting out their professional careers to those who have a vast amount of experience, whilst also wanting to help riders reach their goals and aims over the next few years whether that be on the road, track or off-road. We want to support and ensure the riders are able to do that and be in the best environment to achieve.”
The team’s full roster for 2022:
- Lisa Brennauer, Germany – 2022
- Lara Vieceli, Italy – 2022
- Lin Teutenberg, Germany – 2022
- Maria Giulia Confalonieri, Italy – 2022
- Marta Lach, Poland – 2022
- Lana Eberle, Germany – 2022
- Clea Seidel, Germany – 2022
- Hanna Nilsson, Sweden – 2022
- Martina Fidanza, Italy – 2022 & 2023
- Camilla Alessio, Italy – 2022 & 2023
- Kathrin Schweinberger, Austria – 2022 & 2023
- Lizbeth Yareli Salazar, Mexico – 2022 & 2023
- Laura Asencio, France – 2022, 2023 & 2024
- Franziska Brausse, Germany – 2022, 2023 & 2024
- Katie Archibald, Great Britain – 2022, 2023 & 2024
- Sandra Alonso, Spain – 2022, 2023 & 2024