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Cynisca Will Make Debut in Vuelta CV Féminas


The start of the race went exactly to plan. Riders worked together over the first 10km with Emilie, Zoe and Ashley staying in the front to help Ashley, who is inexperienced but a super strong climber. Ashley took 3rd in the first GPM in her first international race. Emilie was set up near the front on the second climb to be there for the split, and she almost made the break. Emilie was seen riding strong by many supporters at home watching on GCN. Once the break went, the race for the top ten spots was over. Most of the groups naturally consolidated into a few, and four Cynisca riders made it to the main group that formed behind two lead breaks. Overall, it was a solid first race for Cynisca. 

February 3, 2023 — USA-based, UCI Continental Team Cynisca Cycling will make its debut Sunday, 05 February in the Vuelta CV Féminas. Six riders will start in the 93.2km race from Paterna to València, Spain, alongside 21 other UCI World and Continental women’s teams.

“The team has been in camp for the past week riding the beautiful countryside roads near Busot, Spain, and identifying the riders’ season goals,” said Chris Gutowsky, team co-founder and general manager. “We are now anxious to see the team put their skills and training in action this Sunday at the VCV Féminas and next Saturday at the Clásica de Almeria.”

Cynisca Cycling team members participating in Saturday’s VCV Féminas include:

· Pauline Alline, Saint Dizant-du-Gua, Charente-Maritime, FRANCE

· Émilie Fortin, Laval, Quebec, CANADA

· Ashley Frye, Pflugerville, Texas, USA

· Chloé Fourmigué-Villacampa, Bagnèras de Bigorre, FRANCE

· Kyleigh Spearing, Frankfurt, IL (near Chicago), USA

· Zoe Ta-Perez, Orange, California, USA

“The team’s riders include a mix of some more experienced racers alongside young women who will race internationally for the first time,” said Marion Clignet, Cynisca sports director. “The Cynisca team is all about allowing these women the opportunity to compete at the World level and realize their potential.”

The team will wear Mumu Apparel kits and race on cobalt blue Ventum Racing NS1 frames with Shimano drivetrains, brakes, pedals, power meters and wheels; Arundel Bicycling Company bartape, cages; WTB saddles; and Vittoria tires. Shimano will also supply the team with comfort and quality from head to toe with Shimano glasses and shoes and Lazer helmets.

Next race is February 11: Clásica Almeria, where other riders on the team will premier.

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