American Chloe Dygert has signed a four-yr deal with Canyon-Sram in an enjoyable enhancement for qualified biking.
Dygert is a single of the strongest riders in the world on monitor and highway. The 23-calendar year-outdated is the star flip in the American team pursuit quartet who conquer Excellent Britain to gold at this year’s Monitor Cycling Planet Championships in Berlin earlier this calendar year. Right after shedding to Laura Kenny, Elinor Barker, Katie Archibald and Joanna Rowsell-Shand at Rio 2016 they will be hoping to avenge that defeat in Tokyo subsequent summer.
The rider from Brownsburg in Indiana also smashed the specific pursuit environment document 2 times in the exact same working day en route to gold in that event at the same championships.
On the highway, Dygert secured junior earth titles in the time demo and highway race at the planet championships in Richmond in 2015 and has carried that assure via to the senior ranks.
She claimed the entire world time demo title in Yorkshire final calendar year and would certainly have gained once more in Imola this yr but for a huge crash which observed her flip about a metallic guard rail, sustaining a awful laceration in her remaining leg in the method. She is nonetheless recovering from her operation.
Dygert joins Canyon-Sram from American progress team Twenty20 Professional Cycling wherever she has spent six several years.
Twenty20 Pro Biking crew supervisor Nicola Cranmer mentioned in a press release that Dygert’s time with workforce had supplied her with the resources she desired to expand. “Although it appears Chloe has God-offered energy and talent, a lot of presume these talents spring out of nowhere or burst on the scene — but it will take yrs of patience, nurturing, mapping, and of course the partnership with her coach, Kristin Armstrong, to develop an athlete like Chloe,” Cranmer claimed.
Dygert, meanwhile, stated she was psyched to be stepping up to the Women’s WorldTour and signing up for the European road racing scene, even if her target for the coming period was on her restoration and then the Olympic Game titles.
“My concentration in 2021 is distinct — the Tokyo Olympic Games. I just want to recover and be ready in time, and my ambitions are to get gold in the time demo and the crew pursuit,” stated Dygert.
“I haven’t raced on the street in Europe nonetheless for the reason that I continue to had plans to carry out just before we could move to that just one. I’ll keep performing with my coach Kristin Armstrong. We’ve normally established ambitions and absent following them a single at a time, devoid of spreading ourselves too thin. We’ll keep that method subsequent 12 months and we’re wanting forward to the supportive environment of Canyon-Sram and its companions.”
Of Canyon-Sram, who have British sisters Hannah and Alice Barnes on their textbooks, she extra: “Honestly, it is the finest staff for me — ready to do the job with my track program and providing me the freedom to however be the athlete I attempt to be,” Dygert reported. “I’m excited to see myself in the Canyon-Sram colors.
“It will be my very first time racing on the highway in Europe but my coach and I concur that the time for that has now occur in my occupation. I’m confident that Canyon-Sram will present the greatest setting for me to attain my long run ambitions around the future 4 a long time.”