Cynisca Biking Broadcasts Inaugural Roster of Gifted, Younger Riders

Cynisca Biking, a brand new professional girls’s biking group dedicated to advancing girls within the sport each on and off the bike, pronounces its inaugural roster of cyclists for the 2023 season. Comprised of 75% North American girls, Cynisca Biking‘s roster boasts a few of the most promising younger expertise rising on the worldwide race scene.


“We’re excited concerning the Cynisca challenge and to announce the primary riders,” stated Chris Gutowsky, the group’s basic supervisor and co-founder. “Cynisca will present the platform for these proficient cyclists to coach and compete on the highest degree and assist aspiring athletes understand their desires. These girls symbolize the way forward for biking.”

USA Biking CEO Brendan Quirk commented on the partnership with Cynisca, “USA Biking is dedicated to creating extra girls into elite cyclists, and this partnership is a crucial step ahead in direction of our long-term objectives on the Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympics. Because of Cynisca, we’ll welcome a brand new group of American girls into the European peloton and strengthen the following technology of up-and-coming riders.”

The Cynisca Biking Crew introduced the riders on social media with a nod to the group’s namesake, with every athlete declaring “I’m Cynisca!”

The Crew members contains:

Pauline Allin
Saint Dizant-du-Gua, Charente-Maritime, FRANCE: A really skilled French professional, Pauline has most not too long ago raced for UCI Continental Crew Arkéa Professional Biking. She has scored some spectacular outcomes together with stage victories at Tour l’Ardeche. She has additionally competed in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Paris-Roubaix Femmes and the Giro d’Italia.

Émilie Fortin
Laval, Quebec, CANADA: Émilie is a mixture of a climber and rouleur who may be strategic within the laborious races. Getting back from crashes and Covid, she had a formidable 2022 with a number of prime 5 finishes in French Cup races and a win at La Charente Maritime. Her constant leads to late-summer 2022 level in direction of a robust 2023 season.

Chloé Fourmigué-Villacampa
Bagnères de Bigorre, FRANCE: Chloé lives within the Pyrenees and brings stable climbing expertise with promising leads to 2022 within the mountains in addition to top-20 efficiency within the French Nationwide TT championships. As a former elite-level cross-country skier, her endurance background is ideal for a creating bicycle owner.

Cara O’Neill
Tucson, Arizona, USA: Whereas finishing her diploma at College of Arizona, Cara captured multi-year USA Biking Collegiate Nationwide championships in street, TTT and podium finishes in criterium and CX. In 2022 she additionally raced with the USA Biking improvement group for six weeks in Europe. Her aim is to give attention to stage racing in 2023 with the aim of studying to race tactically and as a priceless teammate.

Zoe Ta-Perez
Orange, California, USA: Known as the 2022 “US elite nationals breakthrough star,” Zoe claimed the USA U23 nationwide time trial (TT) title and third in general elite girls. A junior World Champion within the Madison, Zoe continues a robust comeback following a break from biking in 2021.

Greta Richioud
Tournon-sur-Rhône Ardèche, FRANCE: Greta brings greater than seven years of World Tour using expertise to the group with sturdy performances in Strade Bianche, Giro d’Italie, l’Ardeche and a number of other classics. She has ridden for FDJ, Hitec Merchandise and most not too long ago Arkea. She is trying ahead to the brand new alternatives on the Cynisca Biking group.

Katherine Sarkisov
North Potomac, Maryland, USA: The 2022 USA Nationwide Junior street race and time trial Champion, Kat began biking when she was 10 years outdated, successful her first Nationwide Championship in cyclocross (CX) at age 13. Together with eleventh place on the CX junior worlds, her stellar 2022 season included wins on the USA Junior Nationwide street race, TT and CX. Her 2022 season additionally included a block of European racing with the Cynisca Biking-sponsored USA Biking improvement group and robust finishes within the UCI World Junior street and time trial championships in Australia.

Kyleigh Spearing
Frankfurt, Illinois, & Boulder, Colorado, USA: Kyleigh has a novel multi-sport background, having received the Junior Elite Triathlon Nationwide Championship in 2017. Whereas in faculty (Notre Dame, Cornell), she ran D1 cross nation, whereas nonetheless competing on the elite degree in triathlon. She is at the moment specializing in skilled biking in each street and gravel, becoming a member of the Cynisca-sponsored USA Biking improvement group in Europe.

Maddy Ward
Poway (San Diego), California, USA: The 2022 season included a number of podium finishes for Maddy, together with wins on the Tour of the Gila and Snake Alley Criterium. Damage restricted her stint on the Cynisca Biking-sponsored racing tour in Europe representing USA Biking. She has beforehand raced for InstaFund and TIBCO-SVB.

Grace Williams
Bloomington, Indiana, USA: A former D1 endurance runner, Grace moved over to biking, changing into a robust collegiate rider and winner of the Indiana College Little 500. Her 2022 season included a number of 1st place and podium finishes within the US and a sterling fifth place end at Unbound Gravel (100).

Claire Windsor
Vacationers Relaxation, South Carolina, USA: Claire is a dedicated and hard-working teammate and was a pacesetter on the LUX group. She has an aggressive racing model and is well-suited to punchy climbs. Her busy 2022 racing season included 15 prime ten and 5 podium finishes plus a stable UCI race block in Europe. In 2021, she completed third within the USA U23 Nationwide criterium and 4th within the U23 street race championships.

Cynisca Biking can be supported by the group sports activities director Marion Clignet, basic supervisor Chris Gutowsky and operations director Robin Farina amongst others, all devoted to the success of those proficient younger girls and the development of ladies in all disciplines of the game. The group is initially funded by Answer Tree, a pacesetter in skilled improvement for Ok-12 educators.

For the launch of the group, UCI President David Lappartient supplied these encouraging phrases: “The UCI works very laborious to develop girls’s biking and is glad of the help it receives for this mission. So, many thanks go to Jeff Jones and Chris Gutowsky, who had the imaginative and prescient to launch one other professional biking group in Europe. The Cynisca riders have a terrific identify to dwell as much as. I’m positive this can encourage them to achieve for the celebrities.”

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