Cameron Vandenbroucke, the 19-year-old daughter of the late Frank Vandenbroucke, in January the colors to defend of the Lotto Soudal Ladies.
The Lotto Soudal Ladies have their team around for next year. Cameron Vandenbroucke is a remarkable newcomer. At the beginning of August drove the 19-year-old her first bike race. They won that right away. The daughter of Frank Vandenbroucke will be next season as part of the jongerenkern of the Lotto Soudal Ladies. Until recently, she was described as a promising loopster. A voetbreuk made, however, an end to that dream.
“We are going to Cameron not for the lions to throw,” says Danny Schoonbaert. “During the first months of the season they will not to major races to participate in. They will only kermiskoersen drive, she has, after all, still a lot to learn.’
“We provide a framework in which they have the tricks of the wielervak can continue to learn. They will also be accompanied by a private trainer. Depending on the progression that she makes, we will eventually select for the UCI races. But there is no hurry involved.’
Remarkable: it is not the first Belgian cycling team, where He goes to work. In april, she has already had a month internship at Quick-Step Floors. She was not as a cyclist in the service, but as a communications officer, in the framework of her training.
He is not the only ‘surprising’ name. The 21-year-old Vietnamese Thi That Nguyen was not immediately expected. The Vietnamese has its place in the team of manager Danny Schoonbaert, however, itself earned. So she was this year among the best in Dwars door de Westhoek and knows them so the blows of the whip.
With the Belgian Marie Dessart (37), driving the world champion Gran Fondo in the category of 35 – 40 years next season in the shirt of Lotto Soudal. The team welcomes in 2019 also the Dutch Danique Braam (23), which in the past two years, each of the top ten rode in Omloop van de IJsseldelta and 7-Dorpenomloop Aalburg. Finally, it also makes the British Dani Christmas (30) the transition to the Lotto Soudal Ladies.