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by Mark Zalewski
July 31, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kristoff wins Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic; Rivera adds another win at Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic; Kwiatkowski sprints to win at Clásica Ciclista San Sebastian; Modolo sprints to win in Poland as van Poppel moves into lead; Sagan wins opening stage in Poland; Tragedy strikes during Transcontinental; Niewiadoma to join Canyon-SRAM in 2018; Tosatto joins Team Sky as sport director; Evans takes Subaru National Road Series lead; Amateur masters racer caught with motor in bike; Video: Morocco – Riding in the Atlas Mountains; Video: 2321 Bidons.
Kasia Niewiadoma (WM3) has signed with Canyon-SRAM for the 2018 season. The 22-year-old Polish rider recently won the overall at last month’s OVO Energy Women’s Tour, adding to an already impressive list of victories.
“I have been always looking at Canyon-SRAM with huge respect,” she said. “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 be reunited with her former teammate Pauline Ferrand-Prévot. “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.”
“I am very pleased that Kasia puts trust and faith into our setup to help further grow her career,” said team manager Ronny Lauke. “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.”
“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.”