It has been almost a year since we last saw Sarah Gigante, last year, she was diagnosed with myopericarditis and then COVID-19 stopped her from making her return to cycling. That seems to be changing now as the Australian Rider has signed a deal with Team Movistar and will make her grand debut at Nokere Koerse.
This year has seen a lot of new signups, teams are recruiting talented riders, some are even extending their contracts, let’s take Tim Pidcock for example. Team Movistar will certainly be at an advantage now that they have welcomed Gigante aboard. The Australian Rider gained a lot of attention when she won the Australian Elite National Road Title at the tender age of 18. She rode with TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank for the past two years but could not make her mark on Europe due to illness and the pandemic, all of that will soon change.
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The 2022 cycling season will allow Sarah Gigante to make her mark, and allow her to test the limit of her skills. She rides like a champion but is also very modest, we absolutely love how she can easily break into a smile during even a casual interview.
Team Movistar made the following official tweet regarding Sarah Gigante:
Who’s got the biggest grin this Monday? We’re certain it’s @SarahGigante 😊
🇦🇺Ⓜ️👊 We’re so happy to see Sarah making her Movistar Team debut at @NokereKoerse on Wednesday. Also opening her 2022 season is @JekaaEric 💪
📒 Race Info: https://t.co/d1JdWVhFRS#DNK22 #DNKwomen pic.twitter.com/tzB5Bmn5pw
— Movistar Team (@Movistar_Team) March 14, 2022
We could see her form returning when she was competing in the January Road National Championships but it was still too early in her recovery period. Although she was scheduled for the Mitchelton Tour of Gippsland and 160km Lochard Energy Women’s Warrnambool Classic, she could not attend both of these events due to COVID-19.
As announced by Team Movistar, Sarah Gigante will be making her Grand Return at Danilith Nokere Koerse, but she will not be alone, Gigante will be joined by her teammates Jelena Erić, Aude Biannic, Barbara Guarischi, Alicia González, and Lourdes Oyarbide.
The Nokere Koerse will surely test Gigante’s skillset as it is a 126-kilometers event. All eyes are on Gigante, and we wish her the best of luck!
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