Mitchelton-SCOTT will retain a Dutch flavour as the women’s team announces the renewal of both Moniek Tenniglo and Janneke Ensing.
The duo joined the team in 2019 and 2020 respectively and have both signed for the 2021 season.
Date of Birth: 2 May 1988 (32)
Joined Mitchelton-SCOTT: 2019
New Contract: 2021
A selfless worker, Tenniglo thrives in her role of domestique and despite the disrupted 2020 season assisted the team to success in every race she started, including wins at her five one-day race appearances and a stage win and overall lead at the Giro Rosa until leader Annemiek van Vleuten crashed out.
“2020 is an uncertain year in an world where nothing is obvious. It isn’t easy for anyone but as a team we kept in close contact during the season and supported each other. We strived together to stay healthy and fit and to keep a good spirit on-and-off the bike.
“I feel privileged to be an member of the Mitchelton-SCOTT family and I am looking forward to better times, for everybody.
“With Annemiek leaving the team, the team will lose a really strong rider but we will not lose our strong team spirit. We have a lot of potential in our team and I am really looking forward to seeing my teammates stepping up.”
Date of Birth: 21 September 1986 (34)
Joined Mitchelton-SCOTT: 2020
New Contract: 2021
Ensing joined Mitchelton-SCOTT this season with a wealth of experience in the professional peloton. Her debut season with the Australian outfit was heavily hindered by the COVID-19 shutdown and a collarbone injury in her second race after the restart, but a return to racing late in the season will lead her into a strong preparation for 2021.
“I feel very happy in this team. In my first year the contact with the riders and staff is so familiar, even during COVID-19 and my injury. It’s really great to be part of Mitchelton-SCOTT, they ride as a team and they gave me great confidence during the season.
“The last two years were unlucky for me. I hope that I can show what I’m capable of next year and I hope we can take even more podium places with different riders in the team next year.”
Sport Director Martin Vestby on Tenniglo and Ensing:
“Moniek and Janneke both had some troubles this year with injury, but they are strong support riders for the team. They have experience in the races that are important for us and knowledge about how to race them so play an incredibly important role in our success.”