Dani Rowe to join up with European champion Marianne Vos in 2018

Rowe to join up with European champion Marianne Vos in 2018
By Sportsbeat

12/10/2017 at 21:01Updated 12/10/2017 at 21:33

Dani Rowe believes she has been granted an 'amazing opportunity' after signing a new deal with soon-to-be-renamed WM3 Pro Cycling team for next season.

The current Cyclance rider is a relative novice to the road having only made the full-time switch from the track in 2015 but has continued to impress this year.

Her 2017 season included some solid performances in the Tour Down Under – helping teammate Kirsten Wild to two stage wins – as well as top ten finishes in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and the GP de Plouay.

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Rowe (nee King) is currently enjoying her honeymoon and time off the bike after a busy year but will make a brief return to the track this winter at the Revolution Series.

And with April's Commonwealth Games now just six months away, the 26-year-old knows she will have to hit the ground running with her new Dutch-based team – whose roster boasts multiple world champion Marianne Vos and will next year be known as WaowDeals Pro Cycling.

"The transfer to this team is an amazing opportunity for me," she said.

"Watching from outside, I have always had a lot of appreciation for the professionalism of the riders and the organisation of this team.

"The way in which they race is very appealing: the team management communicates a clear plan of action and everyone contributes to that success and is valued for their contribution, crucial in times when women's cycling becomes increasingly professional.

"As soon as I'm back, I will start to train in order to be ready for the season. My career as a road cyclist is still young.

"This year, I have ridden many races for the first time, and I hope to prove next year that I have improved as a road cyclist and that I am more experienced. I also want to be strong for the Commonwealth Games."