Movistar have commenced the strengthening of their squad with the signing of Liane Lippert from Team DSM. Lippert has just enjoyed her best season to date as shown by her 2nd overall in the recent Tour of Scandinavia; the national title conquered back in June; or the good level shown in 2022 over races as diverse as Amstel Gold and Brabantse Pijl (3rd at both), the Itzulia (6th in GC) or the TDF, where she fought against the best in the mountains despite some early crashes.
Lippert from Friedrichshafen in Germany has joined Movistar on a 3 year contract, demonstrating the teams commitment to building a team that will have longevity and remain a major force in the UCI Women’s World Tour.
Lippert joins a roster that will feature next year, amongst many other names, Emma Norsgaard, Arlenis Sierra, Paula Patiño, Spaniards Sheyla Gutiérrez and Sara Martín or the world’s best rider, Annemiek van Vleuten, in her farewell season in 2023.
Liane Lippert said “I’m really excited to join the team for the next three years. I think the environment in the team is really great, and also the way of working and improving riders should help me much. I’m really happy that the team wants to help me grow stronger in the future, bring me to the next step physically. I’m already on a really high level, but I want to learn, especially from the more experienced riders in the team, to hopefully win races together. From the outside, the Movistar Team looks like a big family, which is a big reason why I’m looking so much forward to this.”
Sebastián Unzué: “We’re so happy to be able to announce Liane’s signing with the team. We want to keep building a strong future for the team, and she’s one of the riders poised to become a leader of the team once Annemiek ends her successful career. She’s a solid rider for all kinds of scenarios, one who can be at the front of the bunch near the end of the most important races. She’s also someone who will play a crucial role for Annemiek, yet I’m also sure that having someone like Van Vleuten by her side will help her grow much and complete her progression as one of the best in the field. I’d like to sincerely thank Liane for her confidence in our project – I’m sure we’re in for three years of big success together.