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Bingoal-Wallonie-Bruxelles have announced they will have a women's team in 2021 to be led by Ann-Sophie Duyck.
Luca Flematti

15 Dec 2020 - 1:37 PM 

Bingoal-Wallonie-Bruxelles unveiled a 23-rider roster, headlined by Belgian Duyck, on Tuesday (AEDT) with ambitions of competing on the pro racing circuit.

The addition of a women's team component to their existing three - a men's ProTeam, a development programme, and a Ligue Handisport team (para-cycling) - completes Bingoal-Wallonie-Bruxelles, they said in a statement.

"These essential components make the Bingoal-WB team a whole, not only a place of performance, but also and above all, a place of learning to guide young talents from all backgrounds to the highest level," they said.

Bingoal-WB manager Christophe Brandt was thrilled to announce the entry of the women's team to the fold.

"We are very happy and enthusiastic to launch this new collaboration within the framework of a women's cycling project," he said.

"Our basic will is to promote the sport of cycling, to help young people progress, to reach the highest level worldwide, which is the objective of our professional pole and our U23 development team.

"The new development with the women's division adds to this logic of exchange, development and performance."

The new women's team will focus on Lotto Cycling Cup races, including 12 UCI events, as well as the Women Cycling Series calendar across Belgium and the Netherlands.

Bingoal-Wallonie-Bruxelles women's roster:

Laura Charlier, Julie Debock, Kelly Decaluwe, Francine Delain, Camille Delestrait, Naika Deneef, Ann-sophie Duyck, Océane Jonckers, Lien Lanssens, Liliane Leenknegt, Alissa Lurquin, Fiona Mertens, Femke Osselaer, Tuva Richter, Perrine Sadoine, Elise Tahay, Delphine Thirifays, Isabel Vandewalle, Fanny Vandriessche, Lauryne van Laeken, Justine Vromanne, Eleanor Wiseman, Allison Zava