Winner of the 2018 CANYON//SRAM Zwift Academy, meet 20 year old Ella from Dunedin New Zealand.

“The Zwift finals were very rewarding, challenging, and incredibly insightful. It was a very tough and demanding competition throughout the week, that tested me both mentally and physically. Despite being the most significant challenge I’ve ever completed, being immersed in the team for a week has taught me so much already.”

Currently studying food marketing Ella already has some experience with racing, and said she couldn’t be more thrilled to win the professional contract.

“I’m absolutely ecstatic to be joining such an incredible team of world class riders at CANYON//SRAM Racing that I’ve looked up to for so long. To join this team was my ultimate goal in terms of my cycling development and career. I never envisaged that I would achieve this aspiration so quickly. To have both a career and sporting path laid out in front of me for the next 12 months is going to give me the best possible opportunity to become the greatest rider I can be, and I just can’t wait to get stuck into it.”

“In 2019, I’m aiming to make a positive contribution and really add value to the team, both on and off the bike. I hope to learn and improve as much as I can by experiencing different races and also through being surrounded by a wonderful team and learning from everyone involved, both staff and riders.”




  • 2019

  • 2018

Ride to Advance.

Race to inspire.

Break away to challenge.