Manel Lacambra signs on as Sports Director
Experienced sports director, Manel Lacambra, is the latest edition to the Bigla Pro Cycling Team, as it continues to build towards the 2015 season. The Spaniard has enjoyed being part of men and women’s cycling and with his experience in the sport, looks for success with the new group of riders.
Eight riders are confirmed to the 2015 roster so far. Annemiek van Vleuten, Shelley Olds, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Iris Slappendel, Vera Koedooder, Lotta Lepistö, Sharon Laws and Doris Schweizer are all part of the set up.
“I love women's cycling and Bigla has been a serious and professional sponsor for many years,” Lacambra said. “The team is building a super strong roster. Not only strong individually, but also strong as a group. This, together with the excellent management and staff we will have, creates the dream team, which I am looking forward to be a part of.”
Lacambra has previously won the women’s Giro d’Italia twice as a director and was also part of the management at Cervélo TestTeam. This season he was part of the MTN-Qhubeka squad. He says the women’s side of the sport isn’t at the level it should be but it’s getting better each year and he is looking forward to making the switch to support these professional cyclists.
“It is an honor to be involved women’s sport. We are still far from what the women deserve, but it’s nice to see what some sponsors like Bigla and race organisers are doing to help. The people who really care about women'scycling will continue to work to improve for the future of the sport.”
He concludes with his goals for the new look Bigla Pro Cycling Team for the next year, which includes being competitive throughout the season but also making sure the professionals enjoy the sport first and foremost. More addition to the team will be announced shortly.