Human Powered Well being accomplished their ladies’s WorldTour roster for the 2024 season with the additions of Ukrainian Yuliia Biriukova and Wiktoria Pikulik of Poland. The duo rounds out a wave of 9 new signings on the 16-rider US-based squad.
Wiktoria Pikulik joins older sister Daria for a household basis on the highway and on the observe. The 2 completed sixth for Poland on the Tokyo Olympic Video games as Madison companions. Each have reputations as sprinters, Wiktoria utilizing her quick end to win the 2022 Polish highway race championship. Daria had a breakout season at HPH with six of the crew’s 14 victories final season, together with a pair of WorldTour wins at Tour of Guangxi and stage 1 of Tour Down Beneath.
“My dad and mom are so proud to have us on the identical crew and for it to be within the WorldTour. We’ve got been racing and coaching for the reason that first day of our careers, so I’m excited to do the most important races along with her,” the youthful Pikulik sister mentioned on her soar to the highest tier.
“We all know one another as cyclists and other people and that’s the key. I can put out longer efforts and he or she is the higher spriI am the ice, she is the fireplace.”
Biriukova strikes from UAE Growth Staff to start her first season on the WorldTour stage. The 25-year-old climber compiled 11 particular person prime 10s this previous season, together with third at Gran Premio Ciudad de Eibar and sixth general on the five-day Ruta del Sol.
The opposite new signings for HPH embrace Paris-Roubaix Femmes runner-up Katia Ragusa, climbers Silvia Zanardi and Linda Zanetti, sprinters Maëlle Grossetête and Romy Kasper in addition to US veterans Krista Doebel-Hickok and Ruth Edwards, who convey GC skills and management for a well-rounded arsenal.
Returning riders embrace French Champion Audrey Cordon-Ragot, Henrietta Christie, Barbara Malcotti, Marit Raaijmakers, Lily Williams and Alice Wooden. On the administration facet, HPH signed former World Champion Giorgia Bronzini as a brand new crew director alongside Clark Sheehan and Efficiency Supervisor Kenny Latomme.
“We’ve got constructed an thrilling roster of athletes and employees forward of the 2024 season,” mentioned Normal Supervisor Ro de Jonckere. “We see an incredible basis to construct upon with the crew and our riders growing 12 months over 12 months, alongside the growth of ladies’s biking.”
Among the many departures from Human Powered Well being within the new season embrace a trio of U23 riders from the US – Katie Clouse, Kaia Schmid and Makayla MacPherson – in addition to German time trial champion Mike Kröger, Japanese highway race champion Eri Yonamine and Antri Christoforou, who doubled with nationwide titles in Cyprus in highway race and time trial.
Like final season, Human Powered Well being will ship a full squad to Australia to start the UCI Ladies’s WorldTour calendar at Santos Tour Down Beneath and Cadel Evans Nice Ocean Street Race. In February, the main focus shifts to Asia for the UAE Tour after which to Europe for the spring Classics.