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by Mark Zalewski
November 5, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: With sights set on 2020 Olympics, Marianne Vos’ team signs five-year deal with new title sponsor; Former Bora Argon 18 rider Nerz suffering headaches and dizziness after multiple crashes; Shane Sutton to appeal investigation decision; Shane Sutton eyeing position with Cycling Australia; Michael Rasmussen defends Riis returning to cycling; Project TJ Sport gathers in Italy for first camp; McCarthy switching from Australian to Ireland; Movistar, Cannondale-Drapac, Sky unveil new kits; New kit day for World Champ Amalie Dideriksen; Kaitie Antonneau to Cylance for road season; Should you cycle with earphones?; Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships trailer.
Cyclocross racer Kaitie Antonneau will race on the road with Cylance Pro Cycling for the 2017 road season. She will be riding Cannondale bikes on both her cyclocross and road teams.
The 24-year-old has already achieved impressive results worldwide in both the road and cyclocross disciplines. She recently finishing a university degree in exercise science, allowing her to now focus solely on racing. “Antonneau has a wide range of abilities to use on any terrain and is already a great part of the Cannondale family,” said Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif of Cylance Pro Cycling.
Antonneau illustrated her unique capacity to shine both on road and dirt consistently throughout 2016. She won a stage of the Cascade Cycling Classic, was the top USA finisher in the Cyclocross World Championships, and delivered a solid 2nd place finish at the Valkenburg Cyclocross World Cup. Antonneau is also a three-time winner of the U23 National Road Championships as well as a multi-time collegiate national champion.
“With a roster of talented athletes and unique personalities, Kaitie is an ideal fit for Cylance Pro Cycling,” says Jonathan Geran, Director of Sports Marketing for Cannondale. “We can’t wait to see Kaitie and the team racing the Woman’s World Tour in 2017.”
The Cylance women’s team will be racing on the UCI Women’s WorldTour next year.