Danish rider Dorte Lohse Rasmussen has signed with the British Swift Racing team, it announced Friday. Coming from Team Cmax Dila, the former Danish champion placed 5th in the Omloop door Middag-Humsterland for her new squad, and is placed 47th in the world ranking.
For the team, this signing is very significant. "It's been four years hard work to get to this point for Swift Racing. We now have great backing on the team from our sponsors, and can now start to think about attracting some of the world's best riders. I feel this is needed to help us develop the young talent that we have on the team," said manager Stefan Wyman.
Wyman added, "We have the security of a long term agreement with our head sponsors Swift Motorhomes that takes us up to 2012. We are not going to just sit back and be happy with where we are; we are looking to challenge the best in the world. So the addition of talented riders, both young and old in on our agenda.'
"The increase in interest in the team from both riders and sponsors is encouraging. PowerBreathe have recently increased their sponsorship of the team and this signing is yet more good news for everyone connected with the team."