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Anna Plichta to sign with Lotto Soudal Ladies

Anna Plichta (28) will reinforce the Lotto Soudal Ladies Team from 2021 until the end of 2022. The Polish national time trial champion rode for Trek-Segafredo the past two seasons and has now signed a two-year contract with our women’s team.

Anna Plichta: “It’s already several years that the Lotto Soudal Ladies Team has appealed to me. I now got this offer to join the team and I had to take it! During the year I spend a lot of time in Belgium as my fiancé is Belgian and it has started to feel like my second home. Therefore it also feels very natural to choose for a Belgian team.”

The past seasons Anna was a big support for her teammates. In 2018 at Boels-Dolmans and since 2019 at Trek-Segafredo. Last year, she became Polish time trial champion; a title she prolonged past summer. In September she finished fourth at Trophée des Grimpeuses, a Belgian climbing race.

This is going to be a new challenge for me”, says Anna. “At Lotto Soudal I will get the opportunity to have a go myself in the races, whereas the past years I worked a lot for my teammates. I am 28 years old now and this is the moment to take this chance. This new role and new team gives me a lot of motivation to start working towards next year.

Anna tells she likes an aggressive style of racing and loves to attack. “The past two years I also focused more on time trialling and I have really improved quite a lot in this discipline. I won the Polish National Championship two times in a row. I rode good at the European Time Trial Championship where I finished seventh and last year I got fifth in the ITT of the Madrid Challenge. So I already set some nice results on the time trial bike and this is definitely a discipline I want to keep improving at.”

Now it’s time for a break after what has been an unconventional season. A good rest, also mentally, will now be important to start the new year fresh and to build up a good shape ahead of the new season. I definitely want to be good at the Ardennes races next year and in stage races where a time trial is included. I am definitely looking forward to this new adventure with the Lotto Soudal Ladies.



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