Movistar announces the signing of promising Sarah Gigante

The young Australian cyclist, 20 years old, is one of the great time trial specialists despite her youth and signs for the Spanish team until 2024.


Movistar continues to lay the foundations of its women's team, which has become one of the great squads of the UCI Women's World Tour by triumphing in several of the great events on the calendar, mainly with Annemiek Van Vleuten. The team's project continues and this Wednesday they presented their first incorporation for the next season: the 20-year-old Australian Sarah Gigante, a specialist against the clock and one of the young figures to follow in women's cycling.

Despite her youth, Gigante, who is currently studying Goegraphy at the University of Melbourne and competes in the ranks of the TIBCO-SVB, has already been proclaimed Australia's absolute champion of road in 2019 and absolute champion of Australia in time trial in 2020 and 2021.

In statements released by Movistar, the cyclist herself showed her enthusiasm for joining the team. "I am very excited to join Movistar next year. There are so many reasons that I cannot list them all! There is a cast of incredible riders that I will be able to call partners. I am sure I will learn a lot from very experienced riders and it will be fun to help out. getting victories while showing my racing prowess. I have also been a huge fan of Annemiek Van Vleuten for many years, and I find it amazing that we are going to be teammates! I still remember standing by her side to have a photo with her in Belgium two years ago. "

Giant herself also wanted to take the opportunity to describe herself as a runner. "I love attrition races and I especially look forward to the moments when we go into mountainous terrain. I also like time trial a lot and have focused on that discipline for the last two years. I love that Movistar is such a flexible team to be able to fight for all types of careers. I think I will fit in well in the team for that reason as I like the idea of adapting to different roles, careers and situations. "

Sebastián Unzué, head of the women's Movistar, also appreciated the arrival of Sarah Gigante. "Sarah is one of the great under-23 promises of the international peloton. She is a very complete cyclist who defends well against the clock, who likes the mountains and who will help us from day one. Our initial goal with her is help her and guide her to be the best cyclist she can be. I think riding alongside great leaders like Annemiek Van Vleuten or Emma Norsgaard will be very positive for her progression. Fortunately the road to 2024 will allow us to see how she grows and establishes herself as one of the great figures of the platoon ".

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