Cycling - Wiggins part-funds new women's team

GB'S Olympic team pursuit trio Laura Trott, Dani King and Jo Rowsell are to ride for a road cycling team backed by fellow London 2012 gold medallist and Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins.

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Britain's Dani King (L), Laura Trott (C) and Joanna Rowsell pose with their gold medals during the victory ceremony after the track cycling women's team pursuit gold finals at the Velodrome during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 4, 2012 (Reuters)

The GB trio will ride on the road for the DTPC (Dream Team Pro Cycling) which will be part-funded by Wiggins' Wiggo Foundation.

Trott claimed double Olympic gold in the capital this summer - also winning the six-discipline omnium - and will be part of a team led, owned and managed by Rochelle Gilmore Australia's 2010 Commonwealth road race champion.

Trott, King and Rowsell are not the only Brits set to line up on the team with junior world time-trial champion Elinor Barker and fellow Welsh rider Amy Roberts also signed up.

And Trott, 20, believes she's onto a winner in lining up with the DTPC team.

"I'm excited and look forward to being part of what I believe will be one of the most professional and most successful teams next year," she said.

"I'm looking forward to gaining more experience on the road with such a great team."

Italy's two-time world champion Giorgia Bronzini will also ride for the squad.

"The team is also privileged to have the personal backing of British cycling legend Bradley Wiggins CBE through the Wiggo Foundation," a team statement said.

"Wiggins' provision of generous support, assistance and encouragement will further enable the girls to fulfil their potential out on the road."

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