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Cylance Announces 2018 Roster with Giorgia Bronzini a new addition

by Aliya Traficante, Ella Intern

Entering their third year in the sport, Cylance Pro Cycling announced their 2018 roster on Wednesday. The team will see new additions in strong race favorites, Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle High 5) and Lauren Stephens (Team Tibco), as well as developing rider, Holly Breck (Team Twenty20).

Bronzini, a two-time World Champion, and strong sprinter is excited to join forces with the American registered team. “I’m really happy for my choice to join Cylance Pro Cycling” said 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!”

“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.”

Building upon past successes, DS Manel Lacambra, believes that the team can reach another level in the upcoming season. “Next year we have a balanced roster to be competitive all-around” he said. “We have a mission to develop the young riders and in combination with the experienced riders, we will continue to have great success.”

The full roster comprises:

Holly Breck (USA)
Giorgia Bronzini (ITA)
Jelena Eric (SRB)
Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA)
Sheyla Gutierrez (ESP)
Kaitie Keogh (USA)
Rossella Ratto (ITA)
Omer Shapira (ISR)
Lauren Stephens (USA)
Marta Tagliaferro (ITA)