On the right track for an eleventh season of racing, DNA Professional Biking introduced their 12-rider roster for 2023, together with seven new riders. Britons Harriet Owen and Rachel Langdon be part of the staff with skilled US riders Shayna Powless and Holly Breck.
Below-23 expertise comes from Canadian observe star Sarah Van Dam and a pair from LUX Improvement, Olivia Cummins and Gabrielle Lehnert.
Main the cost among the many 5 returning riders from a profitable 2022 highway season are Colombian nationwide highway champion Diana Peñuela and Mexican nationwide time trial champion Anet Barrera, each of whom signed two-year contracts. Peñuela swept the primary 4 phases en path to the GC title on the six-stage Vuelta Colombia and Barrera was third total, in addition to incomes the Greatest Foreigner jersey the final two phases.
“We’re very excited to proceed the momentum of success this yr with a new-rider mixture of up-and-coming expertise and seasoned execs,” mentioned staff director Catherine Fegan-Kim. “This new, bigger roster was rigorously chosen to assist our ambitions in highway racing in North America, Latin America and Europe.”
Notably absent from the roster is sprinter Maggie Coles-Lyster, who’s the reigning Canadian highway race nationwide champion and lately scored girls’s titles within the total and dash classification on the 2022 American Criterium Cup.
“After creating Maggie for the final three years, we’re actually excited for her signing with a staff in Europe to check her sprinting legs amongst one of the best on this planet. We’re actually stoked for subsequent yr, we now have a couple of younger riders that present monumental potential like Maggie and a few skilled execs,” Fegan-Kim informed Cyclingnews. A brand new staff for Coles-Lyster has but to be introduced.
In 2022 the staff combined highway races amongst a gentle calendar of criterium occasions. Riders recorded seven prime 10s between the Joe Martin Stage Race and Tour of the Gila, Coles-Lyster taking a victory on stage 4 at Joe Martin. On the seven-day Tour Cycliste Féminin Inernationale de l’Ardèche, Barrera and Peñuela completed within the GC prime 20.
Different returning riders embrace Canadian Kaitlyn Rauwerda, and Heather Fischer and Kimberly Lucie of the US.
Owen and Langdon each transfer throughout from ATX Wolfpack p/b Probikekit, the place Owen captured the general title of Tour of America’s Dairylands for a second time. Breck has raced for UCI groups TWENTY20 and Rally Biking, and raced this season with Torelli-Cayman Islands, scoring podiums in professional races at Salt Lake Criterium and Manhattan Seashore Grand Prix.
Powless is an all-arounder on grime and asphalt. This yr racing for L39ION of Los Angeles, she stepped on the rostrum at two phases of the Joe Martin Stage Race and completed fourth within the highway race on the US Professional Nationwide Championships.
Among the many all-star solid of younger riders on the staff, Van Dam, 20, involves DNA from the Crimson Truck Racing program. This yr on the Pan American Observe Biking Championships, she received gold medals within the Omnium, Elimination, Madison, and Staff Pursuit. She additionally received the person pursuit on the 2022 Canadian Observe Championships and stood on podiums on the Redlands Bicycle Basic.
Nineteen-year-old Cummins, 19, is the present US U23 criterium champion and had had quite a few podiums in 2022, together with two phases of the Redlands Bicycle Basic, Tulsa Powerful, and Collegiate Street and Criterium nationals. Lehnert, 21, raced three seasons with LUX Biking, the place she completed third within the U23 highway race in 2021. On the Andy Schleck UCI squad this season, she received the Pageant Cycliste de Morsele, and was fourth in one of the best younger rider classification at Rás na mBan.
DNA Professional Biking Staff 2023 roster
- Anet Barrera (MEX)
- Holly Breck (USA)
- Olivia Cummins (USA)
- Heather Fischer (USA)
- Rachel Langdon (GBr)
- Gabrielle Lehnert (USA)
- Kimberly Lucie (USA)
- Harriet Owen (GBr)
- Diana Peñuela (COL)
- Shayna Powless (USA)
- Kaitlyn Rauwerda (CAN)
- Sarah Van Dam (CAN)