Team Sunweb are pleased to announce that Ruth Winder will join their Women’s Program for the upcoming 2018 season, having signed a one-year contract with the team.
The UK-born Winder has collected a bundle of strong results and is known for her aggressive racing style, a common trait of Team Sunweb’s women’s program. Amongst these strong results this season she finished 2nd at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, 3rd at the American national championships, won two stages at Tour de Feminin alongside both the general classification and points jersey. Most recently she finished in an impressive 2nd place in the GC at the Lotto Belgium Tour.
Ruth said: “I’m really excited to join the team and race full time in Europe. This is a team full of strong riders and I’m looking forward to learning from all of my team mates. I feel like I am developing more and more as a climber and hope that this brings added value to the team. I have always admired Team Sunweb for their professional structure and the way they race. They go into a race with a clear plan and always have a good time on the bike, and at the same time achieving their goals, which is the perfect combination.”
Team Sunweb coach Hans Timmermans said of Ruth joining: “Since the beginning of the season we have followed races from across the ocean and Ruth’s name was one that was always present. We saw her race for the first time at the Tour of California and immediately knew that she would be a rider that would fit into our team. She rides aggressively, likes to attack, has a big engine and is a complete all-round talent. Her focus and ambition is very clear and we’re confident that she is a rider that will easily adapt to racing in the European peloton. We will work together to develop her capabilities as a world class rider, with a focus on the classics season where she will be one of our final riders with the designated team leader.”