After a lot of hard work, Nicole Steigenga got the reward she deserves. Because of a great spring season for SwaboLadies.nl Steigenga is signing a pro contract at Parkhotel Valkenburg – Destil Cycling Team.
In het first season for SwaboLadies.nl Nicole Steigenga created a great spring fort he team. In the Pajot Hills Classic, the Volta Limburg Classic and the Healthy Ageing Tour she showed to have very good legs. In this last stage race she came very close to win a UCI race fort he team. Steigenga made herself a lot of fans while competing with the pros.
It shouldn’t be that much of a surprise that during that same Healthy Ageing Tour the first pro cycling team contacted Nicole. Parkhotel Valkenburg – Destil Cycling Team became the lucky team to have Nicole Steigenga on their side.
‘I’ve had a great time at SwaboLadies.nl,’ Nicole explains. ‘That’s why I’m also a bit sad about leaving the team. But I’m very happy with the chance to make the next step. Hopefullly I can keep growing as a rider while racing for Parkhotel.’
‘Helping riders make the step to the pros is one of the main goals for SwaboLadies.nl,’ teammanager Hans Blom explains. ‘When we started our cooperation with Nicole we knew she had potention. That’s why we are very happy to be able to help her make the next step.’
Steigenga will sign her contract this Friday and will from that moment be part of Parkhotel Valkenburg.