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December 3/09 9:15 am - Mirjam Melchers completes Cervélo TestTeam 2010 roster

Posted by Editoress on 12/3/09

Cervélo TestTeam is pleased to announce the signing of Mirjam Melchers to a one-year contract. The signing of Melchers, an experienced rider from the Netherlands, completes the 2010 roster for the women's team.

Melchers (34) started her career in 1998 with the Dutch National Team. In the last 11 years, she has had 73 victories, including four World Cup races and five national titles. While her primary strength is in the one-day races, she is also very dangerous in shorter stage races.

"After the retirement of Kristin Armstrong, it was our goal to find a rider who would bring a lot of experience to the team," said Geert Broekhuizen, Press Officer. "With Melchers, who has already won the tough Ronde van Vlaanderen twice, we have achieved this aim. Mirjam Melchers is a top-rated athlete who brings many skills to our team. Due to the fact that Melchers is already the fourth Dutch rider in the team, the management has decided to apply for a Dutch UCI licence for the women's team for 2010."

"Cervélo has risen above a lot of the established brands in only a few years. And signing with this team also means using the best equipment," commented Mirjam Melchers. "The riders all developed together and have become one of the leading women's teams in the world. To be a part of a leading team was one of my goals and was one of the main reasons for me to sign."

"The most important thing for me in the upcoming season will be to support the team and riders. After many years at the highest level, it's obvious that I have a lot of experience to share, which would be useful for the team. I also started a coaching course this winter, and my role in the team could fit into this."

Cervélo TestTeam 2010
Elizabeth Armistead (GBR)
Emilie Aubry (SUI)
Regina Bruins (NED)
Lieselot Decroix (BEL)
Sarah Düster (GER)
Claudia Häusler (GER)
Sharon Laws (GBR)
Mirjam Melchers (NED)
Emma Pooley (GBR)
Carla Ryan (AUS)
Patricia Schwager (SUI)
Iris Slappendel (NED)
Kirsten Wild (NED)


Cervélo TestTeam press release




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