Team Virtu Cycling Women

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Team Virtu Cycling Women
2019 Women's Tour - Team Virtu Cycling.JPG
Team information
UCI codeBMS (2015–2016)
TVW (2017)
TVC (2017–2019)
RegisteredDenmark
Founded2015
Disbanded2019
Discipline(s)Road
StatusNational (2015)
UCI Women (2016–2019)
BicyclesStorck
WebsiteTeam 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]

Team history[edit]

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[edit]

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

Major wins[edit]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team BMS BIRN".
  2. ^ "BMS BIRN".
  3. ^ Ballinger, Alex (25 June 2019). "Team Virtu Cycling women's team will fold at the end of the season". Cycling Weekly. TI Media. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  4. ^ Johannesen, Jesper (3 November 2016). "Riis-Seier Project overtager kontinentalhold og kvindehold" (in Danish). Feltet.dk. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  5. ^ Kiersgaard Espersen, Morten (11 September 2017). "Brøndby-rigmand kaster millioner i Riis-hold". Ekstra Bladet. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Team Virtu Cycling". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.

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