Niewiadoma, Ferrand-Prevot, Cecchini headline 2019 Canyon-SRAM roster

10 January 2019 01:30
Canyon-SRAM have confirmed their roster for the 2019 season, with the likes of Elena Checchini, Pauline Farrand-Prevot and Kasia Niewiadoma headlining the line-up. The team hope to to ride virtually all 23 of the WorldTour races on the women's calendar and  are expected to make their season debut at the Setmana Valenciana next month, followed by Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. The team endured plenty of ups and downs in 2018 but took a surprise victory in the team time trial at the World Championships and finished fourth in the World Rankings at the end of the year. “I am extremely excited to be able to continue working with these young women. The group has individual talent and exceptional team spirit. They also had some setbacks which they've managed to get through and we've seen that they have worked hard for some big achievements together,” said team manager Ronny Lauke.ADVERTISEMENT "They've gained experience and they've gained confidence. All this combined, makes me believe that the team can achieve more success in future years with these riders.” The team announced a roster of 15 riders, three more than they had for the 2018 season, and is one of the youngest in the women’s peloton with an average age of 24. Providing the bed of experience will be their oldest rider Tiffany Cromwell, 30, and Alena Amialiusik, 29. Star rider Niewiadoma will ride her second season with the team and will be hoping to enjoy some better luck after a challenging 2018 season. The Polish rider was still the team’s best performer and won the Tour de l’Ardeche at the end of the year. Ferrand-Prevot will also be hoping for some better fortune but she will have to wait to start her season after she underwent surgery for iliac artery endofibrosis. Five young new arrivals You can read more at . read full article

Source: Cycling News