Urska Zigart to Mitchelton-Scott in 2021

IMOLA ITALY SEPTEMBER 26 Urska Zigart of Slovenia during the 93rd UCI Road World Championships 2020 Women Elite Road Race a 143km race from Imola to Imola Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari ImolaEr2020 Imola2020 on September 26 2020 in Imola Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Urška Žigart rides during UCI Road World Championships in Imola for Slovenia (Image credit: Getty Images)

Urška Žigart has left her long-time team Alé BTC Ljubljana for a new one-year contract with Mitchelton-Scott in 2021. The Slovenian time trial champion hopes to continue her development with the Australian team, looking to make her mark within the squad’s climbing group, according to a team press release.

“It was a pretty big decision to change teams after all these years. BTC City Ljubljana has been my home since I started cycling and I am so grateful for them for helping me to get to know the world of cycling and racing. Now I feel like it’s the right time for me to step out of my comfort zone, broaden my horizons and take on challenges with a new, foreign team," Žigart said.

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