Nikola Nosková joins Cervélo Bigla in 2019
Nikola Nosková will join the Cervélo Bigla Pro Cycling Team next season. The 21-year-old is the U23 European road race champion and a bronze medallist in the time trial.
Last year she also won both the road race and time trial titles at her national championships. Nosková hails from the Czech Republic and has shown great potential as a climber and time trialist. The foundation of the Cervélo Bigla Pro Cycling Team is to develop young riders for the future and this makes her a perfect fit, team manager, Thomas Campana said.
“Nikola has been on our radar for two years,” Campana added. “She put up a strong battle against Cecilie [Uttrup Ludwig] for the white jersey in the Giro d’Italia last year and was very impressive. It was always our vision for her to join the team because there’s a big opportunity to develop her when you look at the potential she has. We’ve identified points in the time trial and on the climbs that we can work on and when we had a discussion we discovered that was exactly what her personal goals are so it’s a perfect fit.”
Nosková says her decision to join the team was made up of a number of factors with progression of her career being the biggest one. “I decided to join the team because I believe this is the next steps to grow in my career. I think that I'm very good during the climbs and I see this as the perfect team to help me improve there. My long-term goals are to get to the World Championships and Olympic Games and Cervélo Bigla has a great track record. I would like to continue to target a good position in youth ranking in the Women’s WorldTour races and I also want to help the team in their GC ambitions during big races.”
Nosková is the latest announcement following the signing of Sophie Wright and the contract extension of Uttrup Ludwig. More announcements can be expected soon.