Ashleigh Moolman will change teams in the new year and will be riding in the colours of the Hitec Products Team. The 27-year-old South African champion has spent the last four years with the Lotto-Belisol team, since she first joined the professional ranks.
Moolman, who is a qualified chemical engineer, is road race and time trial champion of both South Africa, and the African Continent. This season’s results include victory in the Boels Holland Hills Classic, eighth overall in the Giro Rosa, and third place in la Flèche Wallonne – behind World champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv/Giant) and future Hitec Products teammate Elisa Longo Borghini – becoming the first African rider ever to appear on a World Cup podium.
As a climber, Moolman has also shown a strong sprint on occasion; she finished second in the second stage of the Route de France, behind Giorgia Bronzini, before unfortunately being forced to abandon after breaking a finger on her left hand in a crash.
Her form on South African soil continues to be impressive and the experience she has gained while campaigning in Europe is clear for all to see.