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Wiggle-Honda
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Team information
UCI code WHT
Registered Belgium
Founded 2013 (2013)
Discipline Road
Status UCI Women's Team
Bicycles Colnago
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Rochelle Gilmore
Team manager(s) Simon Cope
Team name history
2013- Wiggle-Honda
Wiggle-Honda jersey
Jersey
Current season

Wiggle-Honda (UCI team code: WHT) is a British professional cycling team based in Belgium, which competes in elite road bicycle racing and track cycling events, such as the UCI Women's Road World Cup. The team was the idea of the manager and rider Rochelle Gilmore,[1][2] and was formed with backing from the Bradley Wiggins Foundation and British Cycling.[1] The two main sponsors of the team are Wiggle and Honda.[1]

Team History[edit]

2013[edit]

On March 3 the team achieved its first ever victory when Emily Collins won the Omloop van het Hageland one day race in Belgium. Collins Shelley Olds (Team TIBCO) and Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) in a final sprint. On May 18 the team earned its first overall General classification win at the Tour of Zhoushan Island in China where Giorgia Bronzini took overall victory from the Hitec Products UCK pairing of Elisa Longo Borghini and Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen by 14 seconds and 1 minute 6 seconds respectively.[3] The team's second overall victory came at the 2013 La Route de France, where Linda Villumsen won stage 7 and in doing so took overall victory from Emma Johansson by 5 minutes 52 seconds.[4] The race will be remembered for the record breaking efforts of Bronzini who won six consecutive stages (1 – 6) breaking the all-time record for consecutive stage wins in a women’s stage racing and meaning that the team won all 7 road stages.[5] The team finished the season 5th in the UCI Rankings (1060 points) and 7th in the Women's World Cup rankings (166 points).[6]

On August 23, 2013, it was announced that reigning Swedish national road race champion, Emilia Fahlin, would be joining the team for the 2014 season.[7] Also joining the team for the 2014 season are Peta Mullens [8] and current Spanish National Time Trial champion, Anna Sanchis.[9] The team have also signed Joanne Tralaggan for the remainder of 2013.[10]

On August 24, 2013, it was announced that Lauren Kitchen would be leaving the team, joining Hitec Products UCK for the 2014 season.[11]

2014[edit]

On July 3, 2014, it was announced that the co-founder of Le Tour Entier, Kathryn Bertine, had been signed by the team to ride La Course by Le Tour de France.[12] On October 15 Jessica Mundy signed with the team with immediate effect[13] On November 5 2014 the team announced the signing of Rebecca Wiasak for the remainder of 2014.[14]

On September 30 2014, it was announced that Elisa Longo Borghini would join the team for 2015[15] with Dani King signing a contract extension. On October 7 the team announced the signing of, two-time Giro Rosa champion, Mara Abbott and Anna Christian for the 2015 season.[16] On October 13 2014, Audrey Cordon and Jolien D'Hoore joined the team and on October 22 Annette Edmondson joined the team.[17] On October 25 2014 the team announced the signing of current British National Criterium Champion, Eileen Roe with immediate effect and in time to compete in the Australian Criterium season.[18] On 27 October 2014 the team announced the signing of Chloe Hosking on a one year contract with Emilia Fahlin signing an extension.[19] On November 4 2014 Anna Sanchis and Amy Roberts signed one-year extensions.[20] On November 6 2014, Wiggle Honda announced that Mayuko Hagiwara also extended her contract.[21] On November 10 2014 Giorgia Bronzini signed a contract extension with the team for 2015.[22] On December 4 2014, the team announced they had signed Georgia Baker for the remainder of 2014.[23]

On September 8 2014 it wan announced that Laura Trott would leave the team and join Matrix Fitness–Vulpine and on September 9, 2014, it was reported that Linda Villumsen will leave the team to join the UnitedHealthcare Women's Team for the 2015 season.[24] On September 30, it was reported that Elinor Barker would leave to join Matrix Fitness–Vulpine with Joanna Rowsell leaving for Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International and on October 1 2014, it was announced that Charlotte Becker would be leaving for Team Hitec Products.[25] On October 30, Beatrice Bartelloni left the team, joining Ale Cipollini for the 2015 season. On November 23 2014 Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier retired. On December 16 2014 Emily Collins announced she would leave the team via twitter.[26]

2015[edit]

D'Hoore takes the victory in Omloop van het Hageland.

On January 2 Chloe Hosking scored the teams first win of the 2015 season by taking Stage 1 of the Bay Classic Series – this also marked Hoskings first victory since joining the team.[27] Hosking would then go onto the claim the overall win in the race, with Bronzini taking another stage win for the team. The teams next win came at the Omloop van het Hageland where current Belgian national champion and new signing – Jolien D'Hoore claimed her first win and th teams first on European soil. The team would then go onto a enjoy a rich run of results, with D'Hoore winning Boels Rental Ronde van Drenthe,[28] Bronzini claiming Acht van Westerveld,[29] new signing Audrey Cordon winning Cholet Pays de Loire Dames[30] and another new signing Elisa Longo Borghini winning the Tour of Flanders.[31] In April, D'Hoore went onto win the first stage of the Energiewacht Tour.[32]

Less than 24 hours after claiming the 2015 Australian National Road Race championship, the team announced they has re-signed Peta Mullens for the 2015 season.[33]

Team roster[edit]

2015[edit]

As of 10 March 2015. Ages as of 1 January 2015.[34] view · edit · talk

The squad during the 2015 Ladies Tour of Qatar
Rider Date of birth
 Mara Abbott (USA) (1985-11-14) 14 November 1985 (age 29)
 Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) (1991-12-10) 10 December 1991 (age 23)
 Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) (1983-08-03) 3 August 1983 (age 31)
 Anna Christian (GBR) (1995-08-06) 6 August 1995 (age 19)
 Audrey Cordon (FRA) (1989-09-22) 22 September 1989 (age 25)
 Jolien D'Hoore (BEL) (1990-03-14) 14 March 1990 (age 25)
 Annette Edmondson (AUS) (1991-12-12)December 12, 1991 (aged 23)
 Emilia Fahlin (SWE) (1988-10-24) 24 October 1988 (age 26)
 Rochelle Gilmore (AUS) (1981-12-14) 14 December 1981 (age 33)
Rider Date of birth
 Mayuko Hagiwara (JPN) (1986-10-16) 16 October 1986 (age 28)
 Dani King (GBR) (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 24)
 Peta Mullens[N 1] (AUS) (1988-03-08) 8 March 1988 (age 27)
 Jessica Mundy (AUS) (1994-09-25) 25 September 1994 (age 20)
 Amy Roberts (GBR) (1994-12-24) 24 December 1994 (age 20)
 Eileen Roe (GBR) (1989-09-24) 24 September 1989 (age 25)
 Anna Sanchis (ESP) (1987-10-18) 18 October 1987 (age 27)
 Chloe Hosking (AUS) (1990-10-01) 1 October 1990 (age 24)
 Rebecca Wiasak (AUS) (1984-05-25) 25 May 1984 (age 30)
  1. ^ Mullens joined the team on 11 January.[35]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

Major results[edit]

Source:[6]

2013
1st Omloop van het Hageland, Emily Collins
1st Classica Citta di Padova, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Stage 1 GP Elsy Jacobs, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Knokke-Heist - Bredene, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Stage 2 Tour of Chongming Island, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Championnat de Wallonie, Mayuko Hagiwara
1st Moergestel Criterium, Lauren Kitchen
1st Elveden Estate Cycle Race, Laura Trott
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Zhoushan Island, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Stage 1, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Milk Race, Dani King
1st Stage 2 Giro d'Italia Femminile, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Combativity award Stage 1 Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen, Linda Villumsen
1st Combativity award Stage 2 Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen, Anna Schnitzmeier
1st RideLondon GP, Laura Trott
1st Overall La Route de France, Linda Villumsen
1st Stages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Stage 7, Linda Villumsen
1st Points classification, Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Mountains classification, Linda Villumsen
1st Combination classification, Linda Villumsen
1st Prologue, Linda Villumsen
1st Stages 1, 3 & 6, Giorgia Bronzini
1st International Belgian Open (3 km Time Trial), Joanna Rowsell
1st Stage 1 Giro della Toscana Int. Femminile – Memorial Michela Fanini, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Revolution series Manchester (Points race), Dani King
1st UCI Track Cycling World Cup – Manchester (Team Pursuit) , Dani King, Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott & Elinor Barker
1st UCI Track Cycling World Cup – Manchester (Individual pursuit), Joanna Rowsell
1st UCI Track Cycling World Cup – Manchester (Omnium), Laura Trott
1st Copa Internacional de Pista (Scratch Race), Beatrice Bartelloni
1st Overall NSW Grand Prix, Charlotte Becker
1st Round 1, Lauren Kitchen
1st Round 2, Peta Mullens
1st Stan Siejka Classic, Lauren Kitchen
2014
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Michelton Bay Classic Series, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Jersey green.svg Sprints classification, Peta Mullens
1st Teams classification
1st Stages 1, 3 & 4, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Unley Criterium, Peta Mullens
1st Grand Prix de Dottignies, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Wallonia Cup #3 (XCO), Peta Mullens
1st Memorial Stefano e Diego Trovò, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Stage 3 Tour of Chongming Island, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Zhoushan Island, Charlotte Becker
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Jersey blue.svg Best Asian rider classification, Mayuko Hagiwara
1st Stage 1, Charlotte Becker
1st Stage 3, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Matrix Fitness GP Series – Redditch, Amy Roberts
1st Hillingdon GP, Amy Roberts
1st Overall Holme Valley Wheelers 2-day Stage race, Joanna Rowsell
1st Stages 1 & 3, Laura Trott
1st Jersey blue.svg Overall Surf & Turf 2-day Stage race, Laura Trott
1st Prologue, Stages 1 & 2, Laura Trott
1st Stage 2 Giro d'Italia Femminile, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Fenioux Track Championships (Omnium), Laura Trott
1st Fiorenzuola d Arda (Points race), Giorgia Bronzini
1st Commonwealth Games Track Championships (Individual pursuit), Joanna Rowsell
1st Commonwealth Games Track Championships (Points race), Laura Trott
1st RideLondon Grand Prix, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Stage 3 La Route de France, Giorgia Bronzini
Combaitivity award Stage 2, Charlotte Becker
Combaitivity award Stage 5, Charlotte Becker
1st Jersey pink.svg Overall Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche, Linda Villumsen
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Stage 1, 4 & 6, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Stage 2 (ITT), Linda Villumsen
1st Caribbean Time Trial Championships, Kathryn Bertine
1st Revolution Series Omnium (Round 1), Laura Trott
1st Melbourne Kermesse, Peta Mullens
1st Gent Track Championships, (Scratch race), Giorgia Bronzini
1st UCI Track Cycling World Cup – Guadalajara, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker & Amy Roberts
1st UCI Track Cycling World Cup – London, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker & Joanna Rowsell
2015
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Michelton Bay Classic Series, Chloe Hosking
1st Stage 1, Chloe Hosking
1st Stage 4, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification Santos Women's Tour, Annette Edmondson
1st Stage 3, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Teams classification Ladies Tour of Qatar
1st Omloop van het Hageland, Jolien D'Hoore
1st Acht van Westerveld, Giorgia Bronzini
1st Boels Rental Ronde van Drenthe, Jolien D'Hoore
1st Cholet Pays de Loire Dames, Audrey Cordon
1st Tour of Flanders, Elisa Longo Borghini
1st Stage 1 Energiewacht Tour, Jolien D'Hoore

Team Ranking[edit]

Season 2013 2014
Women's World Cup 7th (166 ₧) 8th (310 ₧)
UCI Women's Ranking 5th (1060 ₧) 7th (1252 ₧)

World, European & National Champions[edit]

2013
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian U23 Criterium, Lauren Kitchen
Jersey rainbow.svg World Track (Team Pursuit), Dani King
Jersey rainbow.svg World Track (Team Pursuit), Joanna Rowsell
Jersey rainbow.svg World Track (Team Pursuit), Laura Trott
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Time Trial, Joanna Rowsell
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British U23 Road Race, Laura Trott
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Individual Pursuit ), Laura Trott
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Points Race), Laura Trott
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Madison), Laura Trott
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Team Pursuit), Elinor Barker
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Team Pursuit), Dani King
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Team Pursuit), Joanna Rowsell
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Team Pursuit), Laura Trott
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European Track (Team Pursuit), Elinor Barker
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European Track (Team Pursuit), Dani King
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European Track (Team Pursuit), Joanna Rowsell
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European Track (Team Pursuit), Laura Trott
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European Track (Omnium), Laura Trott
MaillotItalia.svg Italian Track (Keirin), Giorgia Bronzini
MaillotItalia.svg Italian Track (Team Pursuit), Beatrice Bartelloni
MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG New Zealand Criterium, Emily Collins
2014
Jersey rainbow.svg World Track (Team Pursuit), Elinor Barker
Jersey rainbow.svg World Track (Team Pursuit), Joanna Rowsell
Jersey rainbow.svg World Track (Team Pursuit), Laura Trott
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian XCE, Peta Mullens
MaillotJapón.PNG Japanese Time Trial, Mayuko Hagiwara
MaillotJapón.PNG Japanese Road, Mayuko Hagiwara
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Road, Laura Trott
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British U23 Road, Laura Trott
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Team Pursuit), Elinor Barker
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Team Pursuit), Dani King
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Team Pursuit), Joanna Rowsell
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Team Pursuit), Laura Trott
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Track (Scratch Race), Laura Trott
MaillotItalia.svg Italian Track (Team Pursuit), Beatrice Bartelloni
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European Track (Team pursuit), Laura Trott
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European Track (Team pursuit), Elinor Barker
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European Track (Team pursuit), Joanna Rowsell
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European Track (Omnium), Laura Trott
2015
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Track (Madison), Jessica Mundy
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Track (Madison), Annette Edmondson
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Track (Omnium), Jolien D'Hoore
Jersey rainbow.svg World Track (Team pursuit), Annette Edmondson
Jersey rainbow.svg World Track (Individual pursuit), Rebecca Wiasak
Jersey rainbow.svg World Track (Omnium), Annette Edmondson

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