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We are proud to announce the complete line-ups of our three teams for the 2023 season: the AG Insurance-NXTG U19 team, the AG Insurance-NXTG U23 team and the AG Insurance-NXTG elite team.

“I look back with great admiration and a lot of warmth on the performance of the teams in 2022, AG Insurance CEO Heidi Delobelle looks back upon the new partnership with the cycling teams that started in March of 2022.

I am not even talking about the sporting successes but rather about the evolution that the team went through. Both the team and the staff have grown over the past year. And with the creation of the elite team, AG Insurance-NXTG will take another step next year.”

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The elite team sits above the U23 team and has applied for a UCI Women’s World Tour license for next year. They will race the biggest races in the Spring season and hopefully line up for the Tour de France Femmes again.

“In 2023 we take a NeXT step with the addition of an elite team with sixteen riders, eight of those coming from our own development structure,” adds team CEO Natascha den Ouden.

“Julia, Britt, Anya, Gaia, Lone, Ilse, Maud, and Ally have shown this year they are ready for that step up. With the addition of eight new riders, both experienced and upcoming riders, we have a balanced team for races on the Belgian cobbles but also the Ardennes and the higher mountains abroad like the Tour de France Femmes. It’s a well-rounded squad and I can’t to see what they can do next year.”

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Next to the elite team we continue our unique pyramid of development in Belgian women’s cycling with the U23 and the U19 teams that race a variety of races domestically and abroad. Five of the seven U19 riders of the 2022 team step up to the U23 team in 2023, combined with five riders from our current team and one new signing.

The U19 team is completely new with a focus on Belgian riders as well as talented riders from abroad.

“With our three-part structure we offer young talents every opportunity to make their cycling dreams come true and to develop sustainably in a professional environment. With real opportunities to grow from the base to the top: from the U19, over the U23 to the elite team. To see half of the current U23 team step up the elites is perhaps the biggest victory of the 2022 season, “ AG CEO Delobelle says.

“I am convinced that next year we will see beautiful things from them and from Jolien D’hoore and the rest of the experienced staff who chose to be part of our project.”

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the complete line-ups of our three teams

U19 Team

Laia Bosch Ballús (ESP)
Ella Heremans (BEL)
Nela Kankovska (CZE)
Fee Knaven (NED)
Nora Linton (CAN)
Margot Marasco (FRA)
Lore De Schepper (BEL)
Luca Vierstraete (BEL)
Nanoi Van Wettere (BEL)

 

U23 Team

Maureen Arens (NED)
Febe Jooris (BEL)
Julia Kopecky (CZE)
Mirre Knaven (NED)
Senne Knaven (BEL)
Jade Linthoudt (BEL)
Fien Masure (BEL)
Laura Lizette Sander (EST)
Noëlle Rüetschi (SUI)
Yuli van der Molen (NED)
Eline van Rooijen (NED)

 

Elite Team

Mireia Benito (ESP)
Maaike Boogaard (NED)
Julia Borgström (SWE)
Justine Ghekiere (BEL)
Marthe Goossens (BEL)
Lotta Henttala (FIN)
Romy Kasper (GER)
Britt Knaven (BEL)
Anya Louw (AUS)
Gaia Masetti (ITA)
Lone Meertens (BEL)
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA)
Ilse Pluimers (NED)
Maud Rijnbeek (NED)
Nicole Steigenga (NED)
Ally Wollaston (NZL)

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