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Team Sunweb sign double British U23 champion Anna Henderson

Rider Announcement

Team Sunweb are delighted to announce that current U23 British road race and time trial champion Anna Henderson joins their Women’s program, with the 20-year-old racing in the team’s colours for 2020.

Anna Henderson (GBR)

A talented rider, Henderson has shone both on the British domestic and international scene over the past two years. In 2018 she took two wins in the Tour Series on tricky parcours, and victory at the national circuit championships. This season has saw Henderson continue her development on the international stage, picking up a strong second place overall at the Tour de Belle Isle en Terre – Kreiz Breizh Elites Dames. The highlight of her year was the double at the British national championships, winning both the road race and time trial at U23 level. The former result also saw her finish second in the elite race; showing her potential as a talented young rider.

“I’m looking forward to joining Team Sunweb next year and taking another step up in my career,” explained Henderson. “The team has a very professional environment with various experts and they are known for their good pathway to develop riders. I’m excited to get started in the Women’s WorldTour and learn from the other strong and experienced riders on the team.”

Team Sunweb coach Hans Timmermans added: “Anna is a new kid on the block in women’s cycling after taking up the sport late in 2016, having formerly been a junior slalom champion skier in Great Britain. She’s still young and has showed her potential several times at UCI level this season, highlighting herself as a classics style rider with a strong sprint. Anna visited our Keep Challenging Center earlier in the year and she impressed us with her qualities. We’re looking forward to working with her next year and helping her to continue to improve.”