Polish top rider Katarzyna Pawlowska signs with Team Virtu Cycling
Team Virtu Cycling steps up in 2018, when Polish top rider Katarzyna Pawlowska joins the Danish team.
Katarzyna Pawlowska will be a part of Team Virtu Cycling in 2018. The 28-year-old Polish rider joins the Danish team and she looks forward to helping shape the team for the future.
“You can see lots of potential in the team. It’s new, but it’s already working well and I think it can get even better really fast. It’s rare you can become part of a new team and help develop it and see how good it can be,” Katarzyna ‘Kasia’ Pawlowska says.
The 28-year-old rider is defending Polish ITT-champion, but she is also very fast in a sprint. She will be one of the top riders in Team Virtu Cycling, but she still puts the team’s goals first.
“I hope we can go well together and create a strong team where we can show ourselves as a unit – ride together and win together. If we have a goal as a team, it’s much easier to win races – and so I think we can do well in the team time trials,” she says.
She has been a part of the track for many years, where she has won the world championship in both Scratch and Point Race. In 2017 she has been held back by injuries for much of the season, but returned to the Tour Cycliste Feminin International de l’Ardéche, where she won two stages.
In 2018, she already has an eye on the spring classics, although she has never had them as a goal before.
“I have always wanted to do well in the spring classics, but it has been difficult since I have been injured this year and last year I was with the track team. I look forward to it, because it will be some new races for me. And of course, I’m also looking forward to the Polish championships,” Kasia Pawlowska says.
With Katarzyna Pawlowska Team Virtu Cycling adds another top rider to the 2018 team, and sports director Carmen Small expects big things from her new polish rider.
“Kasia has had her troubles with injuries this year, but her results and especially those she made this summer speaks for themselves. When she is feeling well, she is among the best, and she can make her mark both in the sprints and on the ITT. She can be really valuable for the team in 2018,” Carmen Small says and adds.
“She has a lot of experience and can help teach the younger riders find their top level. I think it’s important to have a well-rounded team, where riders can learn from each other, and we will see everyone improve personally and as a unit. Kasia will be a leader in the team and she is also able to set a precedence of being a professional rider,” she says.
Katarzyna Pawlowska joins Team Virtu Cycling from Boels-Dolmans on a one-year contract.