Equipe Nürnberger Versicherungsgruppe has announced the signing of two riders for the coming season, Suzanne de Goede and Christina Becker, who will join her sister Charlotte on the team.
The 23 year-old de Goede spent the 2007 season with T-Mobile's women's squad. She was Junior World Champion in 2002 and Dutch National Champion in the Time Trial in 2005. Her main goal in the coming year will be the Olympic Games. "For me, the fight for a ticket to the Olympics in Beijing starts the with the Belgian Spring Classics," noted de Goede. "There won't be any problem with motivation in 2008."
"Suzanne is one of the shooting stars of the last years in the Netherlands, next to World Cup winner Marianne Vos," said team manager Alexander Oppelt. "In spite of her tender age of only 23 years, she has a lot of experience and has already won important races."
The other new signing is 29 year-old Becker, the older sister of Charlotte Becker. She rode this year for Getränke Hoffman and is a track specialist. "I am very much looking forward to next year," said Becker.