Zirbel to ProTour in 2010

Tom Zirbel (Bissell) flies by on his first lap.

Tom Zirbel (Bissell) flies by on his first lap. (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)

Tom Zirbel has moved closer to his dream of participating in a Grand Tour after signing a contract with American-based International Cycling Union (UCI) ProTour team Garmin-Slipstream. He will join a slew of world-class time trial specialists and is looking forward to soaking up their expertise during his debut in Europe next year.

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Kirsten Frattini
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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.