Team Coop-Hitec Products has announced the signing of Kerry Jonker, formerly of Andy Schleck-CP NVST-Immo Losch, today. The South African needed to find a new team as her 2022 team is due to fold at the end of this season. Jonker isn’t alone in joining Team Coop-Hitec Products from Andy Schleck-CP NVST-Immo Losch as New Zealand rider Georgia Danford will also join the Norwegian team.
The 26-year-old has raced 2 world championships and also secured a bronze medal in the African Continental time trial this season. After a tough season which saw Jonker miss time with a hand injury from going into a front wheel during a crash at Dwars door de Westhoek and surgery for hip inflammation just ahead of the Commonwealth Games, Jonker has also been racing on the track too.
“I am very excited and grateful to the team for giving me the opportunity to join them. They have a great calendar and great reputation. I am excited for what is to come. The team has a good structure and they have been a consistent team in the women’s peloton for many years. They have developed some incredible riders.
My goal is definitely to have a consistent season. Of course to try and get some results in .1 and .2 races, and to gain experience in World Tour races. And the idea of doing more races than before, making it a fuller season, is already exciting at itself. I haven’t really found out what kind of rider I am yet, which is actually quite exciting. I definitely think I am all-round and I look forward to do some longer stage races as well.
It is super nice to join together with Georgia, as I know what a good rider and a great finisher she is. She is someone that can really get results in the end. Working together with someone that is as driven as she is, is great and it is nice to be going on this journey together.
Getting to race for some results in a race winning scenario in smaller races and try to push for results in World Tour races, is going to help the whole team to develop well. I think Team Coop – Hitec Products have proven before that that is how they develop riders. They are not shy in World Tour races and are not just filling up the numbers.”Kerry Jonker
Team Coop – Hitec Products 2023 Roster
- Emma Boogaard (NED)
- Stine Dale (NOR)
- Georgia Danford (NZL)
- Pernille Feldmann (NOR)
- Sigrid Ytterhus Haugset (NOR)
- Ane Iversen (NOR)
- Kerry Jonker (SAF)
- Tiril Jørgensen (NOR)
- Mari Hole Mohr (NOR)
- Josie Nelson (GBR)
- Jessica Roberts (GBR)
- Lena Soland (NOR)
- Sylvie Swinkels (NED)
- Nora Tveit (NOR)