Emma Norsgaard Jørgensen extends with Cervélo Bigla
Highly regarded as one of the most talented young sprinters in the world, Emma Norsgaard Jørgensen has extended her future with the Cervélo Bigla Pro Cycling Team.
The 19-year-old turned professional this season and has been progressing steadily as she made the jump from the junior to elite ranks. Standout results this season include the silver medal in the Danish national road race and second in the prologue in Giro della Toscana. Last weekend she placed fourth in GP Bruno Beghelli.
“I extended with the team because I feel so great here with the people who are surrounding me at the team. They’ve given me the opportunity to develop myself as a rider. This is the place I want to be. I feel trust here and have the full support. I don’t see myself anywhere else except Cervélo Bigla,” Norsgaard Jørgensen said.
“This season was a tough start for me. It’s hard to go from junior to the elite level but I can see the progress I’ve made. My form and race results are improving, and I hope for something great next year. The team has had such success in developing athletes and I hope to be one of the new fast sprinters as I’m learning so much all the time.”
Norsgaard Jørgensen announced herself as a major talent when she won the Danish elite road title as a 16-year-old.
“When we scouted Emma, we knew about the potential she has,” team manager, Thomas Campana said. “This season was all about adapting to this level of racing with no pressure on her shoulders. Already we can see in the second part of the season that she’s getting comfortable in the final and getting a feel for the sprints at this level. Our team is all about sustainable step by step development and we think 2019 will be a great year for Emma.”