Emilie Moberg and Katrine Aalerud signs with Team Virtu Cycling

Strong Norwegian sprint Emilie Moberg and the hugely talented Katrine Aalerud is racing for Team Virtu Cycling in 2018.

Team Virtu Cycling adds two of the best Norwegian riders to the squad in 2018. Sprinter Emile Moberg, that for many years has been the best Norwegian rider in the UCI-rankings and the talented climber Katrine Aalerud joins the team from Team Hitec Products.

Emilie Moberg has had her best season so far in 2017 with three UCI-victories and she hopes to improve even more with Team Virtu Cycling .

“I feel I needed change for my development to continue. I think it’s good to move to a new team, and when I look at Team Virtu Cycling I think it’s the perfect team for me. It’s well organized with riders, staff and equipment, and I think I can learn a lot by joining the team. I think I can take a step up,” Emilie Moberg says and she hopes to take more and bigger victories in 2018.

“I would like to win some UCI-victories with Team Virtu Cycling . My big goal is to take some World Tour-wins and podiums, but also to improve myself as a domestic and be stronger. I really think I can become a better rider in the team’s environment where I can learn from strong and experienced riders and a DS, that has ridden at a top level herself. I’m really exited about it. I’ve been happy at my team but seven years is a long time, and now I need to go out of my comfort zone and challenge myself more,” Emilie Moberg says.

Katrine Aalerud is only riding her first season at an UCI-level, but she has already taking three national championship medals and showed some impressive results in the Ardennes Classics. She hopes to continue to develop her skills at Team Virtu Cycling .

“I want to develop myself, and I think the team will help me to be a better rider. I’ve heard a lot of good stuff about the team, and how Carmen has described the team sounds good. I hope the team can make me a better rider,” Katrine Aalerud says.

“I want to be a better climber next year, stronger and smarter in the races. I’m new in the game as it is my first professional season this year. I hope I can be an important part of the team and help to get some victories, be a good teammate and be a better climber myself,” Katrine Aalerud says.

DS at Team Virtu Cycling Carmen Small is also very satisfied to add the two Norwegian profiles to the squad in 2018.

“We are very happy to have Emilie and Katrine on the team next year. Emilie has proved several times, that she can compete with the best sprinters in the world, and she can improve even more. Even though Katrine only has ridden one year as a pro, she has showed her skills on the climbs, and she has some great potential to be an excellent climber. I’m certain they will make lots of great results,” Carmen Small says.

Both Emilie Moberg and Katrine Aalerud signs a 1-year deal with Team Virtu Cycling .