Bradley Wiggins backs new British women's road team
Last Updated: November 6, 2012 11:43am
Jo Rowsell, Laura Trott and Dani King head up new squad
Olympic champions Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell have signed for a new women's team backed by Bradley Wiggins.
The DTPC (Dream Team Pro Cycling) Honda Pro Cycling Team will be registered in Britain and owned by Australian superstar Rochelle Gilmore, who will continue to ride alongside her management role.
Commonwealth champion Gilmore is reported to be "in deep negotiations (over the naming rights) with a global company based in the United Kingdom."
A statement from the team said: "We are privileged to have the personal backing of British cycling legend Bradley Wiggins CBE through the Wiggo Foundation.
"Wiggins' provision of generous support, assistance and encouragement will further enable the girls to fulfil their potential out on the road."
Trott won double gold at London 2012, on her own in the six-discipline omnium and alongside King and Rowsell in the team pursuit, and all three will spend more time on the road.
Trott said: "I'm excited to be joining the DTPC Honda Pro Cycling Team for the 2013 season and look forward to being part of what I believe will be one of the most professional and most successful teams next year.
"I'm looking forward to gaining more experience on the road with such a great team next year."
Britain's Elinor Barker, the junior world time-trial champion, is also to ride for the team, along with her compatriot Amy Roberts and Italy's two-time world champion Giorgia Bronzini.