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New USA women’s team Cynisca Cycling unveils inaugural roster

New USA women’s team Cynisca Cycling unveils inaugural roster

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Nascent U.S. women’s cycling team Cynisca Cycling has unveiled its inaugural roster for 2023, including rising U23 star Zoe Ta-Perez and junior talent Katherine Sarkisov.

Cynisca Cycling launched over the summer and aims to give female riders from North America an opportunity to compete regularly in Europe.

The squad will be based out of Château de Saint-Martory and boasts a roster that is 75 percent North American — seven from the USA and one from Canada — with three riders from France. It will be run by sport director Marion Clignet and general manager Chris Gutowsky.

“We’re excited about the Cynisca project and to announce the first riders,” Gutowsky said. “Cynisca will provide the platform for these talented cyclists to train and compete at the highest level and help aspiring athletes realize their dreams. These women represent the future of cycling.”

The team has partnered with USA Cycling and worked with the governing body to build its lineup for next season. USA Cycling and Cynisca Cycling already worked together this season to send a group of riders to Europe for six weeks in August and September.

“USA Cycling is committed to developing more women into elite cyclists, and this partnership is a critical step forward towards our long-term goals at the Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympics. Thanks to Cynisca, we’ll welcome a new team of […]

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