Wiebes: Move from Parkhotel to Sunweb was professional and respectful

 Lorena Wiebes in her new Team Sunweb colours
Lorena Wiebes in her new Team Sunweb colours (Image credit: Team Sunweb)

Lorena Wiebes has signed new deal of nearly five years with the Women's WorldTeam Sunweb, who will support her long-term goals of competing at the 2021 UCI Road World Championships in Belgium and the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. 

It started as a controversial mid-season transfer, but the Dutch road race champion told Cyclingnews that, in the end, she parted ways with her former team Parkhotel Valkenburg mutually and on good terms.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.