Cannondale Drapac in 2017!!
It’s a bit of a cliché but I have to say it: I am extremely excited to be joining Cannondale Drapac in 2017 as part of the World Tour!!
For those of you who aren’t too involved with cycling, a team with a World Tour licence is as big as it gets. The team races in all the big ones: The Tour de France, The Giro D’Italia, The Vuelta a Espana, and any other big race or classic you can think of. That doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll be lining up in the Tour de France in 2017 for example, but the team will be racing there. 2017 will be bigger and harder than anything I’ve experienced so far, and I can’t wait. Each year has been a step in the right direction, and this is the next step. (It is also a very large step), and the challenge now will be really proving that I deserve to be riding in the World Tour. Hopefully I can be there for many years to come.
For me, this means I’ll be set up again in Europe for 2017, and I plan on making Girona my base. This is where many other Cannondale-Drapac riders live, along with many other professional cyclists.
I am extremely grateful for all those who have given me opportunities along the way, and those who continually support me on this journey. There’s simply no way I would be in this position without it. My season with Drapac this year has been really great, and I’ve constantly found myself at various times in different places around the world thinking how lucky I am.
Drapac Professional Cycling Team gave me the opportunity to stagiaire at the end of 2014 for the Tour of Utah, and then again in 2015 to race Abu Dhabi. These opportunities got me signed full-time with the team in 2016, and so I am very happy to continue wearing the Drapac logo again in 2017, except this time in the World Tour, and alongside Cannondale with many other sponsors of the team!
My motivation is high, and I can’t wait for things to get started.
Thanks for reading!