The new UCI team on the scene, Canyon//SRAM Racing, is set to shake up women’s cycling and the feeling at their pre-season training camp was a potent mixture of anticipation, determination, and friendship.
Announcing their goals as a team, their collective message is this: “A new era for women’s cycling has begun… Together, we will advance women’s professional cycling, inspire to ride, and challenge convention. Be part of our story. Take The Lead.”
We joined the team for a couple of days at their ten day training camp in Mallorca – where their brand new, totally stunning kit and bikes were unveiled.
This shiny new squad consists of many members from the recently disbanded VelocioSRAM squad.
The full roster includes 2014 World Road Race and Time Trial Champion, Lisa Brennauer, 2015 Tour of California winner Trixi Worrack, Austrian Tiff Cromwell, RideLondon GrandPrix winner Barbara Guarischi, German National Time Trial Champion Mieke Kröger, multiple Belarusian Road and Time Trial champion Alena Amialiusik (BLR) plus new additions in Britain’s Hannah Barnes, and her team mate Alexis Ryan plus Italian Elena Cecchini.
Check out this short video we made with the team: