2023 Women’s WorldTour transfers summary

Lorena Wiebes

With only a week to go until the transfer window shuts for Women’s WorldTour teams, it’s safe to say that all but the latest of deals are still to be completed. We’ve seen some monster transfers take place and whilst some teams have had a bunch of riders move on there are a few teams who are relatively happy with their lot already. The contrast between say Israel-Premier Tech Roland with 10 new riders and say Movistar or FDJ-Suez with just 2 new riders is pretty stark. With a couple of Continental level teams not going ahead into the 2023 season, there’s also been a bit of late transfer business with teams spotting opportunities to sign riders that weren’t going to be available too.

2023 Women’s WorldTour winners and losers

The big consideration for some teams this year is scoring enough points to stay in the WWT at the end of the year. The likes of Fenix-Deceuninck, Liv Racing TeqFind and Israel Premier-Tech Roland are on the bubble and Uno-X and Human Powered Health both have a mountain to climb. Fenix-Decueninck looks a points machine in certain types of races and should be ok, Liv Racing TeqFind is banking on Mavi Garcia leading them to safety. Israel-Premier Tech Roland may yet be fine if Tamara Dronova can repeat her 2022. Their signings should add more points behind her but not a boatload.

Human Powered Health looks stronger with some finishers on the team like Barnes, Van ‘t Geloof and Pikulik but I worry that it won’t be enough for them after their 2022 season. Uno-X may look at the likes of AG Insurance-Soudal Quick-Step and Israel-Premier Tech Roland as their direct competition with only a 360 and 380 points deficit to them at the start of 2023. It’s doable and with Confalonieri and Koster they will score more but they need everyone to stay fit and healthy.

At the top end of the standings, Canyon SRAM looks improved after a refresh of their squad. A mix of some young talents and the likes of Bauernfeind, Van der Duin and Skalniak-Sójka who are ready to go really should see score more than 1 victory in 2023. Movistar didn’t do much business but by signing Lippert and Mackaij they are looking past the impending retirement of Van Vleuten and add some really top-drawer support for her too. It will certainly give the team more cards to play going forward too.

We’re going to get used to seeing SD Worx win even more after they matched a clause in Lorena Wiebes’ contract. By signing Bredewold, Markus and Guarischi at the same time, that’s a decent-looking sprint train and one-day race-winning line-up. They only lost Moolman-Pasio and Fournier, so will definitely be stronger. Trek Segafredo lost some big names but has done a good job of replacing them. The likes of Amanda Spratt, Lisa Klein and Brodie Chapman are pretty much like-for-like replacements and we shouldn’t see much drop-off.

UAE Team ADQ are probably the biggest winner this off-season. They’ve borderline absorbed Valcar-Travel & Service, taking 5 riders and a DS from that team. They lost Mavi Garcia in the process which is a shame as she could have really helped them push on into the top 3 conversation. Signing Silvia Persico and Chiara Consonni feels like a good way to ensure success though.

For me, the biggest loser this off-season is Team DSM. Losing Lippert, Mackaij and Wiebes is going to hurt any team but so much of their racing identity has been around Wiebes in the last couple of seasons. We are going to see a lot less of the team than we’ve been used to. They do have Charlotte Kool to step up so it’s not all doom and gloom and Juliette Labous will continue to fight GC battles. The team has been stacking a massive amount of youth talent, so whilst 2023 might be quiet, the future does still look good for the Dutch team.

Maike van der Duin
Maike van der Duin

Canyon SRAM

Riders in

  • Ricarda Bauernfeind (Canyon SRAM Generation)
  • Alex Morrice (Team LDN – Brother UK)
  • Antonia Niedermaier (Canyon SRAM Generation)
  • Agnieszka Skalniak-Sójka (ATOM Deweloper Posciellux.pl)
  • Alice Towers (Le Col Wahoo)
  • Maike Van der Duin (Le Col Wahoo)

Riders out

  • Alena Amialiusik (UAE Team ADQ)
  • Alice Barnes (Human Powered Health)
  • Ella Harris (Le Col Wahoo)
  • Mikayla Harvey (UAE Team ADQ)
  • Lisa Klein (Trek-Segafredo)
  • Maud Oudeman (Jumbo Visma)
Alison Jackson (Medium)
Alison Jackson

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

Riders in

  • Zoe Backstedt (previously on the team as a stagiaire)
  • Alison Jackson (Liv Racing TeqFind)
  • Georgia Williams (Team Jayco AlUla)

Riders out

  • Tanja Erath (retired)
  • Emily Newsom (Roxo Racing)
  • Sara Poidevin
Gladys Verhulst
Gladys Verhulst

FDJ-SUEZ

Riders in

  • Loes Adegeest (IBCT)
  • Gladys Verhulst (Le Col Wahoo)

Riders out

  • Brodie Chapman (Trek Segafredo)
Sophie Wright
Sophie Wright

Fenix-Deceuninck

Riders in

  • Evy Kuijpers (Human Powered Health)
  • Greta Marturano (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo)
  • Carina Schrempf
  • Petra Stiasny (Israel-Premier Tech Roland)
  • Cecilie van Zuthem (WV Schijndel)
  • Sophie Wright (UAE Team ADQ)

Riders out

  • Manon Bakker
  • Kiona Crabbe
  • Justine Ghekiere (AG Insurance-Soudal Quick-Step)
  • Anna Kay
  • Marion Norbert Riberolle
  • Laura Sussemilch
  • Aniek van Alphen
  • Inge van der Heijden
Marjolein van 't Geloof
Marjolein van ‘t Geloof

Human Powered Health

Riders in

  • Alice Barnes (Canyon SRAM)
  • Daria Pikulik (ATOM Deweloper Posciellux.pl)
  • Marjolein van ‘t Geloof (Le Col Wahoo)
  • Jesse Vandenbulcke (Le Col Wahoo)

Riders out

  • Evy Kuijpers (Fenix-Deceuninck)
  • Olivia Ray
Nathalie Eklund
Nathalie Eklund

Israel-Premier Tech Roland

Riders in

  • Sofia Collinelli (Aromitalia Basso Bikes Vaiano)
  • Fien Delbaere (Multum Accountants Ladies CT)
  • Nathalie Eklund (Massi Tactic)
  • Mia Griffin (IBCT)
  • Fariba Hashimi
  • Silvia Magri (Born to Win G20 Ambedo)
  • Thi That Nguyen
  • Elena Pirrone (Valcar-Travel & Service)
  • Claire Steels (Sopela Women’s Team)
  • Lara Vieceli (Ceratizit-WNT)

Riders out

  • Ines Cantera (Laboral Kutxa-Fundacion Euskadi)
  • Caroline Chauveau (Israel-Premier Tech Roland Development)
  • Rotem Gafinovitz
  • Gulnaz Khatuntseva
  • Diana Klimova
  • Aline Seitz (Israel-Premier Tech Roland Development)
  • Léa Stern (Team Komugi – La Fabrique)
  • Petra Stiasny (Fenix-Deceuninck)
  • Anna Gabrielle Traxler
  • Olga Zabelinskaya
Mavi Garcia
Mavi Garcia

Liv Racing TeqFind

Riders in

  • Caroline Andersson (Team Coop-Hitec Products)
  • Mavi Garcia (UAE Team ADQ)

Riders out

  • Alison Jackson (EF EDucation-TIBCO-SVB)
Liane Lippert
Liane Lippert

Movistar

Riders in

  • Liane Lippert (Team DSM)
  • Floortje Mackaij (Team DSM)

Riders out

  • Barbara Guarischi (Team SD Worx)
Becky Storrie
Becky Storrie

Team DSM

Riders in

  • Eleonora Ciabocco
  • Daniek Hengeveld (GT Krush Tunap)
  • Maeve Plouffe (ARA Pro Racing Sunshine Coast)
  • Eglantine Rayer
  • Becky Storrie (CAMS-Basso)
  • Anna van der Meiden (WV Schijndel)
  • Nienke Vinke

Riders out

  • Leah Kirchmann (Denver Destroyers)
  • Liane Lippert (Movistar)
  • Floortje Mackaij (Movistar)
  • Lorena Wiebes (Team SD Worx)
Ingvild Gaskjenn
Ingvild Gaskjenn

Team Jayco-AlUla

Riders in

  • Ingvild Gaskjenn (Team Coop-Hitec Products)
  • Georgie Howe
  • Amber Pate (S Bikes-Doltcini)
  • Letizia Paternoster (Trek Segafredo)
  • Alyssa Polites

Riders out

  • Arianna Fidanza (Ceratizit-WNT)
  • Amanda Spratt (Trek Segafredo)
  • Georgia Williams (EF Education-TIBCO-SVB)
Kim Cadzow
Kim Cadzow

Team Jumbo Visma

Riders in

  • Kim Cadzow (Torelli-Cayman Islands-Scimitar)
  • Maud Oudeman (Canyon SRAM)
  • Rosita Reijnhout
  • Eva van Agt (Le Col Wahoo)
  • Fem van Empel (Bingoal-Pauwels Sauzen)
  • Nienke Veenhoven

Riders out

  • Romy Kasper (AG Insurance-Soudal Quick-Step)
  • Anouska Koster (Uno-X)
  • Aafke Soet (retired)
  • Jip van den Bos (sabbatical)
Barbara Guarischi
Barbara Guarischi

Team SD Worx

Riders in

  • Mischa Bredewold (Parkhotel Valkenburg)
  • Barbara Guarischi (Movistar)
  • Femke Markus (Parkhotel Valkenburg)
  • Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM)

Riders out

  • Roxane Fournier (St Michel-Mavic-Auber93)
  • Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (AG Insurance-Soudal Quick-Step)
  • Amy Pieters (retired)
Brodie Chapman
Brodie Chapman

Trek Segafredo

Riders in

  • Brodie Chapman (FDJ-SUEZ)
  • Lisa Klein (Canyon SRAM)
  • Gaia Realini (Isolaman-Premac-Vittoria)
  • Ilaria Sanguineti (Valcar-Travel & Service)
  • Amanda Spratt (Team Jayco-AlUla)

Riders out

  • Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Zaaf Cycling)
  • Amalie Dideriksen (Uno-X)
  • Chloe Hosking
  • Letizia Paternoster (Team Jayco-AlUla)
  • Leah Thomas (sabbatical)
Chiara Consonni
Chiara Consonni

UAE Team ADQ

Riders in

  • Alena Amialiusik (Canyon SRAM)
  • Olivia Baril (Valcar-Travel & Service)
  • Chiara Consonni (Valcar-Travel & Service)
  • Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Valcar-Travel & Service)
  • Mikayla Harvey (Canyon SRAM)
  • Elizabeth Holden (Le Col Wahoo)
  • Karolina Kumiega (Valcar-Travel & Service)
  • Silvia Persico (Valcar-Travel & Service)

Riders out

  • Maaike Boogaard (AG Insurance-Soudal Quick-Step)
  • Mavi Garcia (Liv Racing TeqFind)
  • Maria Novolodskaya
  • Alessia Patuelli (BePink)
  • Ursa Pintar
  • Sophie Wright (Fenix-Deceuninck)
Maria Giulia Confalonieri
Maria Giulia Confalonieri

Uno-X

Riders in

  • Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ceratizit-WNT)
  • Amalie Dideriksen (Trek Segafredo)
  • Anouska Koster (Jumbo Visma)

Riders out

  • None