Anouska Koster signs deal with VIRTU Cycling Women
Team VIRTU Cycling Women and Dutch rider, Anouska Koster have signed a contract for 2019. The 25 year-old former Dutch national champion won the Lotto Belisol Belgium Tour in 2017 and has previously been with Boels Dolman and the Rabobank-Liv Women’s team.
Anouska Koster says:
“After four great years at the same team, it was time for me to go for something new, a new adventure and a new challenge. Choosing a new team didn’t take long because my inner feeling with the VIRTU team is really good. I like the character of the team and think it’s a team where you can feel at home. The team staff showed confidence in me and I have a lot of confidence in them and the whole team. In this team, I want to make the next step in my career and with my new teammates I’m aiming to be a great teammate and to get the maximum out of our efforts. I am really looking forward to working with them”.
Team VIRTU Cycling Women DS, Carmen Small says about Koster:
”We are so pleased to bring Anouska Koster to the team for 2019. She is a rider that has not reached her full potential and will continue to grow in a leadership role. I expect great things out of her this next season and I hope I can help push her to the next level. She brings a ton of experience to the team. Anouska is an athlete I have watched over the years. She will bring to the team her professionalism and help shape the team in a positive way. We really miss someone on the team that has her virtues as a rider and will play a huge role in the roaster for the Ardennes and more hilly races”.