Dani Rowe (née King) will join the soon-to-be renamed WaowDeals Pro Cycling team next season after signing a deal with the Dutch squad. A gold medallist on the track at the 2012 Olympic Games, Rowe hopes to continue her progression on the road after spending the past season with the American Cylance team.
“The transfer to this team is an amazing opportunity for me,” said Rowe. “Watching from outside, I have always had a lot of appreciation for the professionalism of the riders and the organisation of this team. The way in which they race is very appealing: the team management communicates a clear plan of action and everyone contributes to that success and is valued for their contribution, crucial in times when women’s cycling becomes increasingly professional.”
The 2017 season was only Rowe’s second full year on the road after choosing to make the full-time switch ahead of 2016. She had a solid start at the Tour Down Under, where her teammate Kirsten Wild won two of the four stages. There were some promising results with ninth at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and GP de Plouay WorldTour races. She is currently enjoying her honeymoon after getting married to her long-term partner Matt Rowe, but says that she will be back to training soon as she focuses on the forthcoming season.
“As soon as I’m back, I will start to train in order to be ready for the season. My career as a road cyclist is still young. This year, I have ridden many races for the first time, and I hope to prove next year that I have improved as a road cyclist and that I am more experienced. I also want to be strong for the Commonwealth Games.”
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