STIRLING, SCOTLAND – AUGUST 10: Gold medalist Felicity Wilson-Haffenden of Australia celebrates winning during the medal ceremony after the Women Junior Individual Time Trial a 13.4km race from Stirling to Stirling at the 96th UCI Cycling World Championships Glasgow 2023, Day 8 / #UCIWT / on August 10, 2023 in Stirling, Scotland. (Photo by Dario Belingheri/Getty Images) The Australian 18-year-old has taken the big step of moving to a professional team, immediately jumping into one of the world’s top squads with Lidl-Trek in 2024.
Wilson-Haffenden signed a three-year contract which will see her race in Lidl-Trek colours through 2026.
“In choosing my first team I felt it was really important to go somewhere that was focused on development, giving me the opportunity to learn and grow as a bike rider and a person,” said Wilson-Haffenden. “After my first conversation with Koen (de Kort) and Ina (Teutenberg) I knew Trek was going to be able to do this and so much more.
“The inclusion of a number of riders coming straight out of junior ranks further confirmed Lidl-Trek was the right team for me, with a great combination of developing talent and experienced role models to connect with, learn from and enjoy my first years in the pro peloton.”
Wilson-Haffenden is the fifth 18-year-old rider to join the American team as it continues to invest in youth development. The Australian started the year in the perfect way, taking a double win in the national time trial and road race, before another success at the […]