CANYON//SRAM Racing will welcome one of the peloton’s most talented young riders, Kasia Niewiadoma for the 2018 season. The 22 year old Polish rider, who already boasts an extensive and rapidly growing palmares including the overall win at last month’s OVO Energy Women’s Tour, will be part of the team from 1 January 2018.
Niewiadoma will bring her climbing strength and versatility to the team as it starts its third year in the UCI Women’s WorldTour. The Polish rider boasts podium results in one-day spring classic races such as Strade Bianche and all three Ardennes classics, as well as an impressive list of stage race victories.
Niewiadoma states “I have been always looking at CANYON//SRAM Racing with huge respect! To have the opportunity to be part of their team for 2018 is pretty thrilling. I believe that CANYON//SRAM is always well organised, with high quality equipment and supportive partners. I know that everybody takes a lot of effort to achieve the best possible so I am confident that I will be motivated to make 2018 as successful as possible. My goal for 2018 is the same as today: I dream of riding my bike with a rainbow jersey.”
Niewiadoma will rejoin former teammate Pauline Ferrand-Prévot when they race in the same colours for the 2018 season. “I was racing with Pauline for three years at Rabobank Women’s team. She’s a good friend, brings a good atmosphere into the team and I love to spend time with her. I’ll be looking forward to the first training camps in 2018 where I will meet all of my new teammates to get to know them better and to see where our qualities as a team can be strengthened.”
CANYON//SRAM Racing Team Manager Ronny Lauke said “I am very pleased that Kasia puts trust and faith into our set up to help further grow her career. I am extremely excited to start working with Kasia in the future. She is a proven climber and I believe her personality will be very welcome to the team, always smiling, positive-minded and a bike racer by heart.”
In 2018 CANYON//SRAM Racing will continue its ambition to be at the forefront of women’s cycling. “We are putting a lot of energy into further developing young talents, helping them to reach the top step at the biggest events, providing infrastructure and the combined knowledge between the team’s staff and our partners,” added Lauke.
The full roster for CANYON//SRAM Racing’s 2018 season will be announced at a later date.