WaowDeals Pro Cycling

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WaowDeals Pro Cycling
WM3 Pro Cycling logo.png
Team information
UCI code WM3
Registered Netherlands
Founded 2005
Discipline Road
Status UCI Women's Team
Bicycles Colnago (2005–2008)
Giant (2009–2016)
Ridley (2017–)
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Eric van den Boom
Team manager(s) Jeroen Blijlevens
Team name history
2005
2006
2007–2008
2009
2010–2011
2012
2012
2013
2014–2016
2017
2017
2018–
DSB Bank
DSB Bank–Ballast Nedam
DSB–Bank
DSB Bank–LTO
Nederland Bloeit
Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team
Rabobank Women Cycling Team
Rabobank–Liv Giant
Rabo–Liv Women Cycling Team
Fortitude Pro Cycling[N 1][1]
WM3 Pro Cycling
WaowDeals Pro Cycling

WaowDeals Pro Cycling (UCI Code: WM3) is a women's professional cycling team, based in the Netherlands. The title sponsor is WM3 Energie, a Dutch company focused on the sustainability of energy resources. The team's directeur sportif is Jeroen Blijlevens. Riders for WM3 Pro Cycling compete in the UCI Women's WorldTour and other Elite Women's Cycling events throughout the world.

History of WM3 Pro Cycling[edit]

2009[edit]

2012[edit]

The team's first win of the season came in the Ronde van Drenthe where Marianne Vos claimed victory. The teams first overall General classification win came at the Festival Luxembourgeois du cyclisme féminin Elsy Jacobs, again being won by Marianne Vos – along with a stage – Annemiek van Vleuten also won the prologue and a stage. Marianne Vos went on to win 5 stages of the 2012 Giro d'Italia Femminile, as well as the General classification. Vos followed this by winning the General classification of the Tour Féminin en Limousin. Vos continued her strong run of wins claiming the 2012 Olympic Games road race in London. The final wins for the team came at the Holland Ladies Tour where Vos won the General classification and took two stage wins. Vos later won the 2012 UCI World Championship road race.

2013[edit]

Marianne Vos opened the teams account securing victory in the 2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championship. The teams first road win of the season came at the Drentse 8 van Dwingeloo, with Vos claiming victory. Vos went on to win the Ronde van Drenthe and Tour of Flanders. Like the previous season the first overall General classification win came at the Festival Luxembourgeois du cyclisme féminin Elsy Jacobs, with Vos winning the General classification, Points classification and taking a stage win. Like the previous year, Annemiek van Vleuten won the opening prologue. Vos continued her winning streak in one day races taking out wins in the Rabobank 7-Dorpenomloop Aalburg and Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria. Vos failed to retain her 2013 Giro title, losing to Mara Abbott, but did claim the Points classification and three stages. Vos also claimed overall victory in Trophée d'Or Féminin

2014[edit]

The 2014 season marked a different start to the season for the team. Marianne Vos started her road season late, leaving the team to support other riders in the opening races of the year. Lucinda Brand won the team's first General classification of the year at the Energiewacht Tour. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot won the La Flèche Wallonne Féminine with Anna van der Breggen claiming victory at the Dwars door de Westhoek. van der Breggen then claimed overall victory at the Festival Luxembourgeois du cyclisme féminin Elsy Jacobs with Marianne Vos winning the Points classification and Ferrand-Prévot taking both the Mountains and Young rider classification. Vos then claimed overall victory at the inaugural Women's Tour of Britain. The team won further race General classifications with overall victory at the Emakumeen Euskal Bira for Ferrand-Prevot and the 2014 Giro d'Italia Femminile for Vos. Vos followed this up by winning the inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France.

2015[edit]

In January the team scored 1st and 3rd in the UCI World Cyclo-cross championships, with Ferrand-Prevot and Vos respectively. This was the year that saw Marianne Vos in recovery mode taking most of the year off due to injury.[2][3] In the first European road race of the season, the Omloop het Nieuwsblad, the team rode very strongly. With 30 km to go Anna van der Breggen escaped together with Ellen van Dijk (Boels–Dolmans) from a front group of 15 riders on the Molenberg. The duo extended their advantage over the cobbled sections that followed, holding off the chase group to the line, where Van der Breggen won the two-up sprint.[4]

In December 2015 Rabobank announced that it would end its sponsorship of professional sport at the end of 2016, forcing the team to find a new sponsor.[5]

2016[edit]

In November 2016 the team announced that it would be known as WM3 Pro Cycling in 2017 signing a five-year sponsorship deal with WM3 Energie a company based in the Netherlands. The team replaces Rabobank Liv, whose sponsorship ceased at the end of 2016.[6][7]

Marianne Vos will lead the roster that includes Anouska Koster, Kasia Niewiadoma, Valentina Scandolara, Yara Kastelijn, Jeanne Korevaar, Moniek Tenniglo, Rotem Gafinovitz, Anna Plichta, Lauren Kitchen and Riejanne Markus.

2017[edit]

Marianne Vos started the year riding in Cyclo-Cross competitions winning eight of the twelve races she entered. She won the 2017 Dutch National Cyclo-cross Championships for the sixth time.[8][9] She placed second at the 2017 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Bieles, Luxembourg on January 28.[10]

In October, the team announced that WaowDeals would join the team as naming-sponsor, with WM3 reminaing with the team as a secondary sponsor after agreeing a five-year deal with the team in the winter of 2016.[11]

Major wins[edit]

National, continental, world and Olympic champions[edit]

2006
Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race, Marianne Vos
Jersey rainbow.svg World Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Road Race, Marianne Vos
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European U23 Road Race, Marianne Vos
2007
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Track (Points race), Marianne Vos
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Track (Scratch race), Marianne Vos
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Road Race, Ludivine Henrion
2008
Gold medal olympic.svg Olympic Track (Points race), Marianne Vos
Jersey rainbow.svg World Track (Points race), Marianne Vos
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Road Race, Marianne Vos
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Time Trial, Liesbeth de Vocht
2009
Jersey rainbow.svg World Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Road Race, Marianne Vos
2010
Jersey rainbow.svg World Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Time Trial, Marianne Vos
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Road Race, Liesbeth de Vocht
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Road Race, Loes Gunnewijk
2011
Jersey rainbow.svg World Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
Jersey rainbow.svg Track Cycling World (Scratch race), Marianne Vos
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Time Trial, Marianne Vos
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Road Race, Marianne Vos
2012
Gold medal olympic.svg Olympic Road Race, Marianne Vos
Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race, Marianne Vos
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Time Trial, Liesbet De Vocht
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Track (Madison), Marianne Vos
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Track (Madison), Roxane Knetemann
2013
Jersey rainbow.svg World Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
MaillotFra.PNG French Time Trial, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Road Race, Lucinda Brand
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Road, Liesbet De Vocht
MaillotSuiza.PNG Swiss U23 XC, Jolanda Neff
MaillotFra.PNG French U23 XC, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Time Trial, Liesbet De Vocht
Jersey rainbow.svg World U23 XC, Jolanda Neff
Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race, Marianne Vos
2014
MaillotFra.PNG French Cyclo-cross, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
Jersey rainbow.svg World Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European U23 XC, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Time Trial, Annemiek van Vleuten
MaillotFra.PNG French Time Trial, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Road Race, Iris Slappendel
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European U23 Road Race, Sabrina Stultiens
MaillotFra.PNG French MTB, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European U23 Cyclo-cross, Sabrina Stultiens
MaillotAlemania.PNG German Track (Omnium), Anna Knauer
2015
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Time Trial, Shara Gillow
MaillotFra.PNG French Cyclo-cross, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
Jersey rainbow.svg World Cyclo-cross, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
MaillotAlemania.PNG German Track (Points race), Anna Knauer
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Time Trial, Anna Van der Breggen
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Road Race, Lucinda Brand
MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
UEC Champion Jersey.svg European U23 Road Race, Katarzyna Niewiadoma
MaillotFra.PNG French MTB, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
Jersey rainbow.svg World MTB (XCO), Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
Jersey rainbow.svg World MTB (Team relay XC), Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
MaillotAlemania.PNG German Track (Omnium), Anna Knauer
2016
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Cyclo-cross, Thalita De Jong
Jersey rainbow.svg World Cyclo-cross, Thalita De Jong
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Road Race, Anouska Koster
MaillotPolonia.PNG Poland Time Trial, Katarzyna Niewiadoma
MaillotPolonia.PNG Poland Road Race, Katarzyna Niewiadoma
EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png European Road Race, Anna Van der Breggen
Gold medal olympic.svg Olympic Road Race, Anna Van der Breggen
2017
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png European Road Race, Marianne Vos

Team Ranking[edit]

Season 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Women's World Cup 2nd (394 P) 3rd (488 P) 1st (686 P) 1st (606 P) 1st (682 P) 1st (1515 P) 1st (1204 P)
UCI Women's Ranking 2nd 2nd 3rd (1,528.35 P) 2nd (2,099.5 P) 1st (2,594 P) 2nd (1,948.75 P) 1st (2,879 P) 1st (3,422.75 P) 1st (3,120.5 P)

Team roster[edit]

Rider Date of birth
 Rotem Gafinovitz (ISR) (1992-06-09) 9 June 1992 (age 25)
 Yara Kastelijn (NED) (1997-08-09) 9 August 1997 (age 20)
 Lauren Kitchen (AUS) (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 27)
 Jeanne Korevaar (NED) (1996-09-24) 24 September 1996 (age 21)
 Anouska Koster (NED) (1993-08-20) 20 August 1993 (age 24)
 Riejanne Markus (NED) (1994-09-01) 1 September 1994 (age 23)
Rider Date of birth
 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL) (1994-09-29) 29 September 1994 (age 23)
 Anna Plichta (POL) (1992-02-10) 10 February 1992 (age 25)
 Valentina Scandolara (ITA) (1990-05-01) 1 May 1990 (age 27)
 Moniek Tenniglo (NED) (1988-05-02) 2 May 1988 (age 29)
 Marianne Vos (NED) (1987-05-13) 13 May 1987 (age 30)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The team was known as Fortitude Pro Cycling, prior to bringing WM3 Energy on board as main sponsor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortitude adds title sponsor to become WM3 Pro Cycling". Cyclingnews. 4 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Cycling, News. "Marianne Vos writes off 2015 goals". Cyclingnews. Immediate Media Company Ltd. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Kirsten Frattini. "Women's news shorts: Hosking and Kirchmann ready for Qatar, Matrix signs Trott". Cyclingnews.com. 
  4. ^ "Anna van der Breggen bests Ellen van Dijk in European opener". cyclingtips.com.au. 28 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Frattini, Kirsten (29 September 2016). "Vos heads new Fortitude Pro Cycling women's team in 2017". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Arthurs-Brennan, Michelle. "Vos' Fortitude Cycling Becomes WM3 Pro Cycling & Hires Director". Total Women's Cycling. Factory Media. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  7. ^ Arthurs-Brennan, Michelle. "Vos' Fortitude Cycling Becomes WM3 Pro Cycling & Hires Director". Total Women's Cycling. Factory Media. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  8. ^ Cycling, News. "Marianne Vos wins sixth Dutch cyclo-cross title". Cyclingnews. Immediate Media Company Limited. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  9. ^ Anne-Marije, Rook. "The comeback star: Marianne Vos on her stellar cross season and the pure joy of being back". Ella CyclingTips. Cycling Tips. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  10. ^ Zachary, Schuster. "A Dream No More: Sanne Cant Outsprints Marianne Vos to Earn First World Title – 2017 Cyclocross World Championships – Bieles, Luxembourg". Cyclocross Magazine. Cyclocross Magazine. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  11. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/vos-wm3-team-to-become-waowdeals-pro-cycling-in-2018/

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