Mitchelton-SCOTT women add Janneke Ensing to the team for 2020Thu 3 Oct 2019
Mitchelton-SCOTT are pleased to announce the signing of 33-year-old Dutch rider Janneke Ensing, the third new rider to join the women’s team for the 2020 season.
Ensing has been in the professional peloton for 10-years and with that, brings a wealth of experience as she joins fellow compatriots Annemiek van Vleuten and Moniek Tenniglo.
With an all-round skill set, Ensing will strengthen and balance out the Australian outfit, particularly in the hard undulating races.
“I’m really happy that I can join one of the best teams in the world. I like how Mitchelton-SCOTT is racing, you can see that the team makes a plan and then everybody really works hard for that and I like that many riders also get their own chances.
“When I have raced against the team in the past seasons, I've noticed the team spirit and I think I can contribute to that too. I am a real go-getter and have a positive attitude and I would like to use these qualities with this team.
“2019 was a very good season for Mitchelton-SCOTT and for Annemiek, but every team and every rider always wants to take new steps forward.
“With myself and the two other new riders that the team has contracted, plus the riders that are already in the team, I am sure we can take another step forward and I hope I can provide extra support during difficult races.”
Martin Vestby - Sport Director:
“Janneke is a strong rider, we’ve seen her potential, she’s performed really strongly in some races and I think we are giving her the right environment where she can step up and be on that top level for more or less the whole season.
“She is an aggressive rider that is good to have in the breakaways, she can do a bit of everything and this really fits well in the group that we have for next season.
“Janneke can get over a lot of hilly courses and will be a really good supporter for our main climbers in the team, a bit like our other signing Sofie De Vuyst."
Date of Birth: 21st September 1986 (33)
Turned Pro: 2009
Joins Mitchelton-SCOTT: 2020
1st Le Samyn des Dames - 2018
1st Boels Rental Ladies Tour - Stage 6 - 2017
2nd Clasica San Sebastian - 2019
2nd Santos Women’s Tour - 2017
2nd Gent Wevelgem - 2015 and 2014
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