WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Oct. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cylance Pro Cycling is entering its third year as a UCI Women’s World Tour team and continues to build on a strong foundation of success. The team will maintain its focus on the UCI Women’s World Tour calendar.
“Next year we have a balanced roster to be competitive all-around,” says Director Sportif, Manel Lacambra. “We have a mission to develop the young riders and in combination with the experienced riders, we will continue to have great success.”
Cylance Pro Cycling is proud to announce the addition of two-time World Champion, Giorgia Bronzini. The Italian sprinter is known for her ability to be successful on many types of terrain. 2018 will be a great year for her to use her experience and skill to continue to find success and contribute to the team’s development.
“I’m happy to join Cylance Pro Cycling,” says Bronzini. “I always have seen this team as a good group of people that come to the race always with a smile. I would like to give to the younger girls some of my experience and take a chance to win some races together!”
Known as one of the most dominant American cyclists, Lauren Stephens (USA) is another notable addition. Stephens is known for her time trial strength and won multiple individual time trials in 2017. Stephens and Bronzini will be joined by the previous Serbian National Champion, Jelena Eric, current Israeli National Champion, Omer Shapira, and young promising American rider, Holly Breck.
Returning to the team is the recently crowned Spanish National Champion, Sheyla Gutierrez (ESP). Gutierrez has developed into one of the most consistent Spring Classics riders, and won stages at the Giro and Le Samyn Dames.
Joining Gutierrez will be Italian teammates, Rossella Ratto and Marta Tagliaferro. Ratto (ITA) is a previous World Championship bronze medalist and Tagliaferro (ITA) is a loyal teammate that will be a pivotal piece for the sprint finishes.
Continuing with another year of multiple disciplines, Kaitie Keough (USA) will return to the team to race for Cannondale on both road and cyclocross. Already this year, Keough has victories on her Cannondale in cyclocross and enjoys the balance between the dirt and road. Keough will be joined by climber, Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA).
Cylance Pro Cycling has retained a diverse and powerful roster for 2018. It is thanks to the support of incredible partners dedicated to the development of women’s cycling, such as Cylance Inc., that this next season will have global success and impact in the sport.
“After a year of fantastic achievements, it’s genuinely exciting to see the team add a champion cyclist like Giorgia,” said Stuart McClure, Chairman and CEO at team sponsor Cylance Inc. “These athletes represent the best in both cycling and sportsmanship, and all of us at Cylance are proud to sponsor them in the coming season.”
Follow the team as they head towards 2018 at @CylanceCycling and cheer them on to #bringthegreen.