Amy Pieters once again showcased her value to the team in the autumn of the 2020 coronavirus season, as she played a leading role in Ghent-Wevelgem and finished second after team mate Chantal Blaak in the Tour of Flanders.
"We are also hoping to see Amy Pieters do well on the track at the Tokyo Olympic Games", Sporting Director Danny Stam says. "She and Kirsten Wild are the ones to beat in the madison. Amy's road cycling has also shown strong growth in the last two years. She isn't just an ideal team player, her fast sprint means she is also capable of finishing the race. She already triumphed at the Tour of Drenthe, the GP Plouay and the Healthy Ageing Tour. Last summer, her excellent performance on the road culminated in the European road title in Alkmaar. I am convinced that over the next two years she will continue to hold her own among the world's best road cyclists."
Pieters will, of course, focus on the Olympic Games in 2021. "I've found in recent years that combining track and road cycling works well for me", Pieters says. "Combining those two disciplines has improved my performance throughout. I shall certainly also be riding in road competitions in 2021 but, if I have to choose, Tokyo will always be my main focus. Besides, I consciously signed up with the new SD Worx Team for two years to give me another full season to concentrate on road cycling in 2022. For two years the team gave me the freedom to optimise my focus on the track. I hope to repay them with a strong road season in 2022."
Date of birth: 1991-06-01