Former Slovenian time trial champion Urška Žigart has signed on for another season with Team BikeExchange after a successful debut season in 2021.
The 24-year-old soloed to victory on stage four of the Vuelta Comunitat Valenciana Feminas in May, her debut victory for the team, and has continued to develop as a WorldTour rider in her first season as part of the Australian outfit.
2022 will provide another opportunity for the Slovenian rider to build on her climbing talents in the biggest races on the calendar.
Brent Copeland, General Manager on Žigart:
“We are happy to have Urška with us for the upcoming season, we have believed in her since we first signed her, and she has proven to everyone that we made the right choice. She achieved a great victory at this year’s Vuelta Comunitat Valenciana Feminas and she has been racing at high level throughout the entire season in WorldTour races and honestly, I feel she can still improve a lot. With her determination, hard work and love for our sport, I don’t think we will be disappointed by her.”
“I’m very proud and happy to renew my contract with Team BikeExchange for another year. It’s been a year full of new experiences, which I’ll never forget, especially my first international win in Valenciana.
Coming here to Team BikeExchange was like coming into the wild, because I didn’t know anybody, how the team worked or how I’d fit in, but I was pleasantly surprised by everything. I’ve learned so much this year, on and off the bike. It helped me improve in so many aspects and I’m looking forward to keeping on working and carrying the momentum into next year.
Everybody in the team helps me to bring out the best in myself and helps me with my weaknesses and I feel like I’ve found my place here. I love how encouraging everybody is, hardworking and professional, but also family-like and we all just enjoy what we do. Next year, there are quite a lot of changes coming, both new people and new sponsors who are bringing some freshness into the team. I can’t wait for 2022 and to see what we can achieve.”
Date of Birth: 4th December 1996 (24)
Joined GreenEDGE Cycling: 2021
New Contract: 2022
1st 2021 Vuelta Comunitat Valenciana Feminas – Stage 4
1st 2020 Slovenia Time Trial Championships