05.04.2023 World-Tour, News, Race news
SHARI BOSSUYT SIGNS A CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH CANYON//SRAM RACING
CANYON//SRAM Racing are delighted to announce that Shari Bossuyt has signed a contract extension that sees the promising Belgian rider remain with the team until the end of 2025.
The 22-year-old impressed in her first season with CANYON//SRAM Racing last year, underlined by winning the youth classification at Bloeizone Fryslan Tour, second place overall at the Lotto Belgium Tour, and sprinting to three podiums at the Women’s World Tour level at Tour of Scandinavia. On top of a stellar first season in the World Tour on the road, Shari became Madison World Champion on the track last October.
This year, Shari took her first UCI win at the final stage of the Tour de Normandie in a bunch sprint. She followed that with fifth place in a tough Classic Brugge-De Panne and tenth at Gent-Wevelgem, reaffirming her promising potential for the demands of the spring classics.
“I immediately felt welcomed and learned so much in my first year with CANYON//SRAM Racing. I had a little stress about whether I was ready for the World Tour. But the team gave me so much freedom to grow that I took this with both hands. That gave me the confidence to perform well,” says Shari.
“At the start of the season, I helped the team to reach the final as much as possible. In the autumn, I had a very good feeling and got opportunities myself. I was happy to repay that with my first World Tour-level podium. More than a year later, I achieved my first victory for CANYON//SRAM Racing and also my first professional victory.”
“When the team asked me to extend, I didn’t hesitate for a moment. I feel good and enjoy working here. After more than a year together, we both know more of my strengths that we can play with in the races. I get a lot of confidence from the team.”
“My goal for 2023 was to win a race, which I already succeeded in doing. For the next years, I would like to win a classic and stages of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift,” adds Shari.
CANYON//SRAM Racing Head Sport Director, Magnus Bäckstedt says, “We have been seeing very solid progress in Shari’s development with some good results last year, and she has stepped up another level again this year. Looking to the future, she clearly has the talent for the classics and a fast finish as well. We believe that with the right guidance and space to grow, Shari can become one of the very best riders in the world over the next couple of seasons.”