2 more riders for the Horizon Fitness squad
The last 2 pre-season signings have been made for Horizon Fitness Racing Team. This completes a busy period for the team arranging agreements with it's 8 riders with attention now firmly on the fast approaching season.
Penny Rowsen has joined from the very successful Mischief Card team. Winners of the Women's Team Series in the UK in 2009, Mischief Card have helped develop Penny well and all parties hope that development will continue under the Horizon Fitness squad.
'Penny is a rider that I've known for a long time. She may be tiny, but she could make a very big impact as a rider. I remember watching her on the track many years ago where she raced with her brother. Now she's entering elite cycling and I think there could be a huge future for her, ' commented team manager Stefan Wyman.
As well as Penny, Alex Greenfield will now be joining Horizon Fitness. Alex was a member of the GB Academy in 2009 and has an impressive set of results from the '09 road season on her CV.
The former junior European Champion had a great season based in Belgium including a World Cup top 20 in Holland, 3rd place in the Omloop Borsele (UCI 1.2) and a win in De Pinte. Alex also took at the National Madison title with Dani King, who will now be her team-mate on the Horizon Squad.
'I've been speaking to the team for some time and really feel it's the right step for me. I'm looking forward to working with the teams' management and getting out and racing with my new team mates,' said Alex about joining Horizon Fitness.
'It's a big signing for us. It shows that we mean business and I think Alex can have an immediate impact in European races. I'm sure she'll be riding for Great Britain as well as Horizon Fitness during the season which is good for everyone. Her results speak for themselves, as there aren't many British riders that have managed to get a World Cup top 20, and even less of them did it as a first year elite. Let's hope for more of the same,' added Stefan Wyman.
Horizon Fitness Roster for 2010
Sarah Storey, Dani King, Gabby Day, Ella Sadler-Andrews, Hannah Rich, Annabel Simpson, Penny Rowsen, Alex Greenfield
Comunicato Stampa Horizon Fitness