Gigante returns to racing with Movistar debut at Nokere Koerse

Sarah Gigante (right) riding at training camp with her new teammates in Spain in January 2022
Sarah Gigante (Movistar) riding at training camp with her new teammates in Spain in January 2022 (Image credit: Photo Gomez Sport/ Movistar)

It has been nearly eight months since Sarah Gigante has lined up to start a race, with myopericarditis first keeping her out of the peloton and then COVID-19 delaying a planned Australian racing return. Now it looks like the wait is over, with the new Movistar signing set to make her debut with the team at Danilith Nokere Koerse on Wednesday March 16.

The 21-year-old was one of the biggest signings in the women’s peloton for 2022 as the rider first turned heads when at 18 she won the Australian elite national road title and then in subsequent years continued to prove it was more than a one-off, regularly coming out ahead of the nation’s top elite professional riders when they came back to race on home shores.

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.