-1, +1 at Matrix Pro Cycling
Matrix Pro Cycling announced on Tuesday morning that with immediate effect Molly Weaver, who joined from Epic-Scott last year, would no longer be with the team having decided to relocate to Dutch professional team Liv-Plantur – home also to British rider Lucy Garner.
Molly, whose best result so far this year was eighth place at the Cholet Pays de Loire, had been the team’s most successful rider with numerous good results – which must have brought her to the attention of several top teams.
“We can’t disguise our disappointment to lose Molly from our squad, but we are also immensely proud to have offered Molly the platform to gain a place in a top 10 team,” team manager Stef Wyman said.
Molly’s place has already been filled by the addition of Mauritian rider Kimberley Le Court, a rider who is not yet a big name in Europe but who, going by her results in South Africa, has a very good chance of becoming one.
“A little girl’s big dream is very close to becoming a reality and I will not disappoint those who have given me this chance,” says Kimberley, who will ride with the team at the Women’s Tour.
Crashes at Tour of Cambs and Nocturne
Aprire-HSS rider Alice Cobb suffered what could have been a very serious crash at the Tour of Cambridgeshire time trial, caused when a strong gust of wind caught her deep-section rims and blew her off the parcours – at the final roundabout, where she was on course for a likely race-winning time of 39’30”. Alice explained that she wasn’t badly injured and had “only” needed stitches in her face!
Full ToC TT results to be announced on Wednesday
Velosport’s Jenny Crouch had a bad crash at the Nocturne, hitting the tarmac on the unforgiving London circuit hard – she sustained a suspected fracture to the cheekbone. Get well soon, Jenny!
Also at the Nocturne, Nikki Juniper (Giordana-Triton) finished third before being taken to hospital – it’s not yet clear what injury she sustained, if any.