Liv Racing is bursting with cycling talent in 2022. Dutch rider Quinty Ton and Czech rider Tereza Neumanova will join the WorldTeam. They are Liv Racing’s fifth and sixth reinforcements. Ton was this season’s most combative rider in the Amstel Gold Race. Neumanova crowned herself Czech road champion and rode a phenomenal Tour de Suisse Women.
“At my current team, I have developed myself in the past three years. Especially in the past season I made a step forward. The beautiful Amstel Gold Race, in which I was the most combative rider, opened my eyes. I was successful by choosing the attack, in that race I surprised myself in a positive way. Unfortunately for me, I broke my collarbone shortly afterwards. Just after I got back on my bike, during a training camp in Spain, Liv Racing contacted me. I was honoured that a WorldTeam was interested in me. That made me extra motivated to fight back quickly”, says Quinty Ton.
“Liv Racing immediately gave me a familiar feeling, it felt like family. In addition, the team has a nice plan with me for the medium term. It speaks of vision. As a relatively young rider I am not immediately thrown to the lions. Instead, I get a lot of room to specialise and to focus on races with punchy climbs. I want to keep my trademark, the attack, intact as much as possible. I am originally a rider who likes to attack and certainly not ride colourlessly. After my comeback last summer, I showed in the Baloise Ladies Tour that I can achieve good results by attacking.”
“In June, after my good race block in Spain and Switzerland, Liv Racing contacted me. It was a very pleasant, open and approachable conversation with the team management, it felt very pleasant to me. The philosophy and direction of the team appeals to me. Liv Racing offers me the perfect environment where I can develop myself. Both as an individual and as a team player. I have a lot of confidence in the team’s approach. It is not for nothing that it is one of the teams with the greatest history in women’s cycling”, says Tereza Neumanova.
The Czech rider finished second in June in the Tour de Suisse Women and immediately afterwards won the Czech road championship. Before that she had already performed really well in the Vuelta a Burgos Feminas. “After my first full season in the women’s peloton, I would like to build next year on the foundation I laid this year. Of course I want to gain more experience in all kinds of races. In the first place I want to be of value to the team at WorldTour level. A possible victory at the highest level would of course be fantastic.”
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