CANYON//SRAM Racing

Pauline Ferrand-Prévot at Nové Město, her first MTB world cup of the season

Pauline Ferrand-Prévot at Nové Město, her first MTB world cup of the season

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Pauline Ferrand-Prévot will tomorrow race her first UCI MTB World Cup of the season when she lines up for CANYON//SRAM Racing at Nové Mestô in the Czech Republic.

It will be the most technical course Ferrand-Prévot has raced on this year, with the 4.1km circuit expected to bring some tight racing. Full of obstacles, fast descents and challenging uphills, it is also the favourite race on the MTB calendar for many riders. The event has again attracted a class field with all of the top fifteen UCI ranked women taking to the start on Saturday 20 May.

Ferrand-Prévot, the French MTB champion said she is looking forward...


Barbara Guarischi fourth in the penultimate stage at Tour of California.

Barbara Guarischi fourth in the penultimate stage at Tour of California.

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Barbara Guarischi was today fourth in the penultimate stage of the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women's Tour of California Empowered by SRAM in Sacramento. The third stage was fought out in a bunch sprint with Coryn Rivera (SUN) winning ahead of Arlenis Sierra (ASA) and Giorgia Bronzini (WHT).

The 118km flat course was a change from the 1800m elevation gain the riders battled on stage two. Despite windy conditions and echelons causing constant splits in the peloton, today's stage from Elk Grove to Sacramento stayed true to its predicted bunch sprint. 

After Guarischi sprinted to fourth she said "There was enough wind today to create...


CANYON//SRAM to race new Ultimate WMN CF SLX Disc bikes in California

CANYON//SRAM to race new Ultimate WMN CF SLX Disc bikes in California

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CANYON//SRAM Racing will be one of the first teams in the women's peloton to be using disc brakes when it races the new Canyon Ultimate WMN CF SLX Disc bike at the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women's Tour of California Empowered by SRAM this week.

Officially launched by Canyon on 4 May, the women-specific geometric frame equipped with disc brakes have been tested by the team in training for many weeks. The feedback has been consistently positive. The Canyon WMN CF SLX Disc with SRAM Red eTap will be ridden by Alexis Ryan and Alena Amialiusik at the four-day stage race in California starting on...


CANYON//SRAM roster for women's Amgen Tour of California

CANYON//SRAM roster for women's Amgen Tour of California

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CANYON//SRAM Racing announce its roster for the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women's Tour of California empowered by SRAM that starts on 11 May. The six-rider squad will be led by 2015 tour winner, former German road and time trial champion, and four-time team time trial world champion Trixi Worrack. Alongside Worrack will be Alena Amialiusik, British road champion Hannah Barnes, Tiffany CromwellBarbara Guarischi and Alexis Ryan.

The four-day stage race continues to be one of the most prestigious events on the women's WorldTour calendar and the only time the team will race in North America. Young American rider Alexis Ryan says the Californian race gives meaning...


Hannah Barnes 5th at Tour de Yorkshire

Hannah Barnes 5th at Tour de Yorkshire

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 Thousands of fans lined the roads in yesterday's ASDA Women's Tour de Yorkshire. The spectacular race from Tadcaster to Harrogate was won by Lizzie Deignan (DTL) solo, ahead of Coryn Rivera (SUN) and Giorgia Bronzini (WHT). British road champion and CANYON//SRAM rider Hannah Barnes finished fifth from the lead group's sprint to the line.

After an aggressive start to the race with Alexis Ryan and Barbara Guarischi present in several breakaway attempts, a 10-rider move formed around 15km before Côte de Lofthouse. Guarischi represented CANYON//SRAM Racing but after the steep 4km QOM climb, the peloton had split into several groups and many of the decisive...