The youngest in the team needs no introduction. The 20-year-old Hungarian seems to have fallen into a cauldron of magic potion like Obelix, because she can do almost anything on a bike. Last year she finished fourth in the mountain bike race at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. In one of her first races at the very highest level, the road world championships in Flanders, she only just missed the podium when she came in fourth. Last winter she won the cyclo-cross world cup in Overijse.
Blanka – Kata is her middle name – Vas feels that Team SD Worx is the perfect environment for her to develop all that talent. “I am not yet sure exactly what type of rider I am, but I'm looking forward to discovering it at Team SD Worx.” Sporting director Danny Stam is convinced that the staff can offer Blanka the right tools to continue to grow. “We are very pleased that we are in a position to embrace this mega talent. We are going to work with her to find out where her speciality really lies. At some point, a choice will have to be made and Blanka will have to ask herself: “What do I really excel in?”
The reigning Hungarian road champion prefers to let the pedals do the talking. “In her first year, she came close to winning the Vuelta,” Stam continues. “Her fourth places at the Olympic Games and World Championships show that we are going to have a lot of fun with her in the future. She is already an excellent rider. We need to let her develop further and mature”, Stam concludes.