Niamh Fisher-Black has become the latest wahine to join the top level of the cycling world, joining the team of fellow Kiwi Mikayla Harvey at Bigla Pro Cycling.
The 19 year old Kiwi has had a strong 2019 season on the European continent, delivering a string of top notch results. Most recently Fisher-Black secured a top ten finish in stage 2 of the Tour of Scotland and then went on to the Flanders Ladies Classic where she placed in the top 30 in a race where just a third of the 158-strong field crossed the finish line.
Fisher-Black built on a strong 2018 season and has gained the attention of one of the most exciting top flight teams in 2019. Bigla Pro Cycling have had a stellar season, spearheaded by Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig. The Dane took 16 top ten finishes including wins in the Tour of Scotland QOM classification and the Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan Dames.
Much of the Dane’s success was influenced by the work of super-domestique Mikayla Harvey who enjoyed a breakthrough season with the team that has been capped off with selection for the UCI World Road Championships in Yorkshire at the end of this month.
In a team announcement Niamh said, “The team has a very professional set-up and has demonstrated success in the development of young riders. I’m looking forward to being part of such a dynamic team. I think Bigla offers the optimum environment in which I can further develop as a rider, and I feel ready to make this progression.”
“This is a team which continuously strives to support its riders to reach their goals. It is also a close-knit team which displays fantastic team spirit and I think this is one of the keys to success.”