Julie Leth joins the ranks of Bigla next year
The former Danish individual time trial and road race champion will become part of Bigla next season. The 26-year-old Dane is also a gifted track rider, having taken out the Madison title at the European Championships this year.
Leth is looking with confidence to her first season with the team. Her decision to sign with the squad was driven by several aspects. As she explains: “I’m really looking forward to joining Bigla. It’s a team that is always ready, willing and able to support its riders to help them reach their goals, and I am convinced that the team will help me achieve my ambitions not only on the road, but also on the track.”
As part of the team, Leth aims not only to achieve her own successes, but also to fully support her teammates. “I have experience as a road captain, and I hope to bring this strength to the team. As a domestique I have been involved in setting up a number of victories in the past, but my recent successes on the track have also motivated me to strive to achieve even more on the road. I would be keen to take on more leadership roles when the opportunity arises, and take the team to new successes next season,” she added.
As Team Manager Thomas Campana explains: “We’ve been interested in signing Julie for quite some time, and so we’re pleased to have her in the team next year. She is the current European Madison champion and will also be racing on the track next season. Julie is ready for the next level and I believe that she still wants to grow. I am convinced that she will be able to achieve solid results for the team, and I am looking forward to working with her and supporting her sportive development as a rider.”
Leth’s strengths lie on the flat roads and in the Classics, and she aims to take her chances at these races next year and ride offensively to net solid results for the team. Another one of her major personal goals has long been to compete in the Olympic games, and she hopes to be able to represent Denmark at the Tokyo Games in 2020.