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Twenty-year-old Kimberly Cadzow from New Zealand will ride for Team Jumbo-Visma Women for the next few seasons. Cadzow signed a two-year contract, which means she will compete for the Dutch team in 2023 and 2024. Cadzow is the second of six new riders. Last week the team already announced Fem van Empel's arrival.
Cadzow first got on her bike five years ago as a triathlete. She achieved excellent results but discovered that she liked running less. As a result, her coach urged her to dedicate herself to cycling. Early in 2021, Cadzow switched from triathlon to cycling without any expectations. "I really liked it very quickly", Cadzow reflects. "After a few weeks, I rode my first race. It went surprisingly well."
That was in March 2021. A month later, Cadzow took third place at the national time trial championships. This year, she entered the pro peloton for the first time. Cadzow spent the spring and summer in Europe and is currently a cyclist for the British Team Torelli. The cyclist will relocate to Spain in 2023 to participate in Team Jumbo Visma's training and race schedule.
"I'm getting the right guidance and think I can make much progress here"
"I feel very welcome in the team and impressed by the professionalism", Cadzow says, based on her first meeting with the team. "The team is looking at the long term and that feels good. I'm getting the right guidance and think I can make much progress here. I'm young and still lack some experience, but I have a strong sense of motivation", the New Zealand native continues. "I like to work hard and get the best out of myself. Heavier stage races suit me. Especially in the mountains I feel comfortable. I am looking forward to becoming part of the team. I'm eager to contribute to the team's performance and learn from the more experienced riders."
Esra Tromp, manager of Team Jumbo-Visma Women, and Rutger Tijssen, sports technical manager of the team, are excited about Cadzow's arrival. Tromp: "The values Kim showed during the various sports tests are promising. We are also very pleased with her personality and work ethic. We will carefully guide Kim because she has just recently started cycling, but I am convinced she will be an asset to the team."