Sam Mobberley will be Europe-bound in 2018 to race for the TWC Maaslandster Zuid-Limburg squad in 2018. Mobberley will arrive at the team with selection to a UCI Continental outfit in mind next year. Along with Mobberley will be Amanda Jamieson returning to the women’s outfit alongside Bronwyn MacGregor.
The news was broken by Global Cycling Movements that Mobberley will be making the move to the outfit after what has been a big 2017 for the Kiwi. Most recently Mobberley was one of three finalists who made the trip to South Africa alongside compatriot Ollie Jones as the three battled through the final tests to see who would be selected for the Dimension Data for Qhubeka UCI Continental outfit. Jones went through and sadly for Mobberley there was to be no contract this time around. But Mobberley has been busy arranging his 2017 season and the contract is a significant step forward that will see him join a couple of other Kiwis in the sister team to TWC Maaslandster Zuid-Limburg.
Amanda Jamieson will return to the the Maaslandster International Women’s Cycling Team in 2018, the team with whom she raced this year. Jamieson was recently named as Junior Female Sports Person of the Year at the Central Hawkes Bay Sports Awards. In a season full of highs and lows Jamieson’s highlights of the season included second place in stage 6 of An Post Ras na mBan; her final race of the season. Along with that came a number of top five finishes in Criteriums around Europe.
The season was tainted somewhat by Jamieson having to battle through a back injury, but we wish her an injury-free 2018 where she will enjoy good Kiwi company.
Joining Jamieson at Maaslandster International Women’s Cycling will be Bronwyn MacGregor. MacGregor landed the contract with the outfit after a very strong year that included an excellent UCI Gran Fondo World Championships campaign. 7th place in the time trial in France, MacGregor then backed that up brilliantly with a bronze medal in the 35-39 road race and impressed the team at Maaslandster to the point where she will be riding for them next year.
On making the announcement the team said. “Bronwyn’s talent was identified at a later stage than most however her determination and development in the sport [has] been exceptional. Her time trial and climbing strengths will leave an impact in Europe, no doubt.”