After signing Carmen Small earlier this summer, American team Cylance Pro Cycling bolstered its roster with another star, announcing the arrival of Kirsten Wild Friday.
The Dutch sprinter is a decorated rider on the velodrome, having won four world championships medals. She also raced on the boards in the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics — Wild was sixth in the omnium in August, 16 points out of the medals.
But beyond the track, Wild, 33, has collected major wins at the Ladies Tour of Qatar, Energiewacht Tour, Amgen Tour of California, Women’s Tour de Yorkshire Race, and Prudential RideLondon Classic.
“To have the best sprinter in the world,” said sport director Manel Lacambra, “will be a great advantage to bring success at the races next season. Her experience will help our young riders to continue their development in sport. We are very pleased to have her with us.”
With the UCI World Road Championships featuring a mostly flat course around Doha, Qatar, Cylance may be hoping that its new hire will bring a rainbow jersey to the growing team for the coming season.