|Elisa Balsamo will leave Valcar Travel & Service to join Trek-Segafredo for the next three seasons. The 23 year old has shown promising results on both the road and track recently.
Australian rider Lizzie Stannard has joined Valcar Travel & Service for the current season.
Marjolein Van’t Geloof will stay with DROPS-Le Col s/b TEMPUR for two more seasons while Eluned King will join the team for the next two years. Emilie Moberg has also extended her contract with the British team for another year.
Lourdes Oyarbide and Alicia Gonzáles will stay with Movistar Team until next year, while Barbara Guarischi and Sheyla Gutierrez have re-signed with the Spanish squad until the end of 2023.
Team DSM has signed three new riders: Dutch rider Charlotte Kool, who has a contract until at least 2022, as well as Léa Curinier from France and Italian Francesca Barale, who both will race until the end of 2023.
TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank has signed Veronica Ewers, who took bronze at the US Pro Cycling National Championships, for the next two seasons.Ann-Sophie Duyck, Valerie Demey, Lotte Kopecky, Lone Meertens, Jesse Vandenbulke, Sara Van de Vel, Julie Van de Velde and Fien Van Eynde will be representing Belgium at the UEC European Road Championships in Trento in September.
France will be sending Aude Biannic, Audrey Cordon-Ragot, Eugenie Duval, Victorie Guilman, Juliette Labous and Gladys Verhulst to the UEC European Road Championships.
Spain will be represented at the same event by Lourdes Oyarbide, Gloria Rodriguez, Sandra Alonso, Eukene Larrarte, Alica González and Ziortza Isasi.
AJ Bell, one of the UK’s leading online investment platforms, will become the title partner of the upcoming AJ Bell Women’s Tour, which will run from 4 to 9 October.
Amber Neben, Leah Thomas, Lauren Stephens, Coryn Rivera, Ruth Winder, Tayler Wiles and Kristen Faulkner have been selected to represent the USA at the World Championships.
On a slightly different note, WorldTour team Israel Start-Up Nation has provided an eight-day training camp for the Bugesera Women’s Cycling Team in Rwanda. The camp consisted of regular training sessions, skills classes, and cycling-based lectures in the hope to further women’s cycling in the African nation.