Posted by Editoress on 09/26/23
DNA Pro Cycling has released its 15-member team for the 2024 season, which includes four Canadian riders - returning riders Kaitlyn Rauwerda and Sarah van Dam, and signings Sara Poidevin and Nadia Gontova. The team is coming off a highly successful season celebrating domestic and international success with numerous wins and podiums at stage races, one-day road races, criteriums and gravel events. DNA Pro Cycling is currently the top-ranked UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) Continental Women's Team in the America's.
Sarah van Dam returns
Kaitlyn Rauwerda returns
The 2024 global roster boasts representation from the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Colombia, and Mexico, and is composed of 4 new riders and 11 returnees. New riders:
Sara Poidevin: Currently with the WorldTour team EF Education-Tibco-SVB, Poidevin is recognized for her climbing, breakaway riding, and vital contributions to team results.
Sara Poidevin will join DNA for 2024
Nadia Gontova will join DNA for 2024
Makayla MacPherson: MacPherson, the 2021 US junior national road race champion, is a fast-rising U23 rider with 2 years of European racing experience under the WorldTour team Human Powered Health.
Maeghan Easler and Nadia Gontova: Joining from the Continental team Roxo Racing, Easler made her mark in US stage racing this year with 2 podiums at the Tour of the Gila, while Gontova, a young Canadian climber, has celebrated success with stage wins at La Vuelta a Colombia and the Redlands Cycling Classic.
Returning riders include Diana Peñuela, the reigning and 2-time Colombian national road race champion and Sarah Van Dam, the current Canadian U23 road race champion who recently clinched her first European podiums at Le Tour de l'Ardeche.
Anet Barrera (MEX)
Holly Breck (USA)
Olivia Cummins (USA)
Maeghan Easler (USA)
Heather Fischer (USA)
Nadia Gontova (CAN)
Rachel Langdon (GBR)
Kimberly Lucie (USA)
Makayla MacPherson (USA)
Harriet Owen (GBR)
Diana Peñuela (COL)
Sara Poidevin (CAN)
Shayna Powless (USA)
Kaitlyn Rauwerda (CAN)
Sarah van Dam (CAN)
"Our 2024 lineup boasts a versatile blend of climbers, sprinters, and all-rounders, each of whom have proven their dedication as team players. By harmonizing up-and-coming talent with experienced riders, we've strategically positioned ourselves for success in our ambitious calendar ahead," said Catherine Fegan-Kim, Sports Director and Co-Owner.
Other notable 2023 results of returning riders: Kimberly Lucie, winner of the American Criterium Cup 2023 Sprint Points Competition; Kaitlyn Rauwerda, stage win at La Vuelta a Colombia and Most Combative Award winner at Le Tour de l'Ardeche; Shayna Powless, Points Competition winner at the Tour of the Gila; Holly Breck, Points Competition winner at the Redlands Cycling Classic; and Harriet Owen, winner of Colby Omnium at the Tour of America's Dairyland.
In 2024, DNA Pro Cycling is set to compete in an extensive array of US and international UCI races, major US criteriums, and marquis gravel races.
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