EF Education-Cannondale enjoying that winning feeling at Trofeo Palma Femina American squad score two wins in two days with first-time victors, as we hear from sports director Carmen Small
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EF Education-Cannondale began their maiden campaign in perfect fashion at the weekend with two wins in two days.
The American squad won the Trofeo Felanitx-Colònia de Sant Jordi on Saturday with Noemi Rüegg and then backed that up 24 hours later with Magdeleine Vallieres claiming victory in the Trofeo Palma Femina.
The wins also marked the first victories in both riders’ careers. Rüegg then followed up her win with a fine second place in the Trofeo Binissalem-Andratx on Monday.
“What’s also nice is that we’ve won two races with two different riders,” sports director Carmen Small told GCN .“We couldn’t have asked for a better start. Our plan in Trofeo Palma Femina was that Magdeleine and Clara Emond would wait and save as much effort as possible before the climbs. That worked out perfectly and the team really supported them. On the last climb there were five riders left and ‘Mags’ followed Silvia Persico on the descent. Persico crashed but we just went full gas to the finish.”EF Education-Cannondale only formed at the start of the year and had their first training camp in December of last year. The American squad signed several high-profile riders in the off-season, including Veronica Ewers, Coryn Labecki, Kristen Faulkner and 2023 Paris-Roubaix Femmes winner Alison Jackson. Read more: New team, new philosophy: how EF Education-Cannondale […]