Claudia Koster will join for the 2019 season. The 26-year-old joins fellow Dutch riders Aafke Soet and Kirsten Wild in a WNT-ROTOR jersey. Koster who hails from near Amsterdam will be looking forward to flourish in the spring classics.
Koster who thrives in bad weather having been born and raised racing on the cobbles. After concentrating full time on her Bachelor’s degree of Occupational Therapy in 2012, Koster returned to the cycling world riding for Danish Team Virtu Cycling for the previous 2 seasons. Koster completed her studies and is looking forward to starting the 2019 season with vengeance.
“I can’t wait for the upcoming year, I think my main goal will be to help the team. We have strong sprinters and I am looking forward to helping out where I can in the lead outs, that’s one of my main strengths. I hope to develop myself after the previous seasons where I have learnt a lot and also I am looking forward to working with new people with a change of dynamic, I am very excited.”
With the season now fast approaching WNT-ROTOR cannot wait to see what Koster can bring to the team. The Dutch rider, who placed 10th on stage 4 of the Giro-Rosa as well two 7th places in Flanders Ladies Classic and Erondegemse Pijl this year will be looking to impress from the start and is another exciting signing as WNT-ROTOR begin to put everything in place ready for what looks to be our best season yet.
Claudia is the final rider to be announced, our full roster is: Lisa Brennauer, Kirsten Wild, Ane Santesteban, Aafke Soet, Lin Teutenberg, Clara Koppenburg, Laura Asencio, Anna Badegruber, Kathrin Hammes, Gabrielle Pilote Fortin, Lara Vieceli, Erica Magnaldi and Sarah Rijkes.
WNT – Cutting Tool supplier with connection to the cycling industry
WNT is CERATIZIT Group’s competence brand for mass distribution and regional sales, offering high quality cutting tools and a unique service to small and medium-sized enterprises. The Ceratizit Group is a privately owned company, based in Mamer, Luxembourg, which develops and manufactures highly specialised carbide cutting tools, inserts and rods made of hard materials as well as wear parts. With over 9,000 employees at 34 production sites and a sales network of over 70 branch offices, the Group is a global player in the carbide industry.
Cycling has a close connection to WNT products. Many bicycle components are manufactured using metalcutting technology. Important customers, such as the British firm Hope Technology or the Spanish company Rotor Bike Components, use WNT's quality tools to produce their high-quality bicycle parts. Therefore cycling sponsorship is an ideal marketing tool for WNT to increase brand awareness and make products more accessible to the general public outside of the narrow target groups. Despite this, cycling embodies exactly this same spirit, which is already present within the company and its values.