Tenniglo returns after strong debut season with Mitchelton-SCOTTSun 13 Oct 2019
Dutch domestique Moniek Tenniglo will be back again in 2020 after a signing up for another season with Mitchelton-SCOTT.
Tenniglo had to wait until March before making her debut for the team after breaking her elbow during the off-season. That injury put the 31-year-old on the back foot for the campaign, but she quickly proved her worth as a vital part of the team in both one-day races and stage races.
The Dutch rider’s performances saw her make it into the Giro Rosa squad and she played a valuable role as a domestique for eventual race winner Annemiek van Vleuten. Tenniglo is now looking forward to staying healthy during the winter and hitting the ground running with her new teammates in 2020.
“I’m really happy to sign again, it was a beautiful year, my most beautiful year in cycling and I’m really looking forward to another year with the team.”
“I missed some races after an injury in the off-season, so I also missed some good preparation and I think that affected my pace a bit, so it will be nice to see how next season will go after a good winter, hopefully without any injuries or problems.”
“I don’t know any of the new signings personally, but we have met them at the training camp and they are all really nice girls and they are already part of the team.”
“For me as a supporting rider I’m not aiming for any particular races, but of course it would be beautiful to ride the Giro again, but obviously the team will be the strongest selection, so I will do everything to be at the highest level.”
Martin Vestby (Sports Director):
“Moniek is a really strong domestique rider. She had a bad start to the year with a broken elbow in the winter, so she came into the team a little bit later than expected, so it took a little bit of time before we saw her level.”
“But the second part of the year has been really good, she now seems to have adapted to the team, both on and off the bike. She’s taking more space and feeling more secure and that also shows in the races where she’s taking chances in the final of races.”
Date of Birth: 2 May 1988 (31)
Turned Pro: 2014
Joined Mitchelton-SCOTT: 2019
2019 Season Highlights:
• 4th Giro Rosa – Stage 1 TTT
• 8th Clasica Femenina Navarra
Photo courtesy of Sara Cavallini.