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Virginia's Blue Ridge TWENTY24 in the News!
VBR TWENTY24 NEW SIGNINGS
Caileigh Filmer (CAN), Danielle Morshead (USA), Nicole Steinmetz (USA), and Laurel Quiñones (USA) have signed on to join the team in Roanoke in the new year.
Jennifer Valente World Champion!
“Winning this event was certainly a goal, well before the Olympics. I achieved the Olympic dream before this one, but this really had been on the forefront of my mind for a long time. I’m really pleased with this win,”
Mejias Wins Gateway Cup
Vargas Wins Junior SBT Gravel
Valente Wins Boulder Roubaix
Roanoke Times - Team heads to Virginia
Virginia’s Blue Ridge, the Roanoke Valley’s convention and tourism bureau, contracted to be team’s title sponsor through 2024, resulting in the relocation of team operations to Roanoke.
CYCLING TIPS - Habibzai's Joins TWENTY24
For Rukhsar Habibzai that choice became a reality when she was forced to flee her home in Afghanistan to protect herself from a resurgent Taliban who would almost certainly target her for her involvement in the sport.
CYCLINGNEWS - Wimbush aims for Los Angeles 2028
Leading the team into the future is Maize Wimbush, the junior women's 15-16 US National Road Race champion, and she has an eye on the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 2028.
CYCLINGNEWS - Habibzai's story of survival
Born in 1998 in the Ghazni Province of Afghanistan,
Velonews - Rollins signs with TWENTY24
“I have been recruiting talented development athletes for more than a decade and I know Melisa has what it takes to go as far as she wants in cycling regardless of discipline,” said Twenty24 Pro Cycling general manager, Nicola Cranmer. “I was impressed with her top-10 finish and her positive attitude – Melisa checks so many of the boxes that determine a rising star and I’m excited to create a pathway to her performance goals.”
Velonews - Valente Tokyo GOLD!
Valente, 27, earned the United States its only cycling gold medal of the 2021 Olympics on Sunday morning in Izu, Japan, battling through the four events of the Omnium to end up on top of final points standings. After taking an early lead, Valente suffered a crash midway through the Points Race — the final event of the Ominum. But the Californian remounted her bicycle, rejoined the race, and muscled her way to second in the final sprint to clinch the overall win.
Velonews - Preparing for Unbound Gravel
“This has been far more preparation than any stage race,” Cranmer said.
Canadian Cycling - Canada National Record, 4th in Tokyo
Two TWENTY24 athletes, Jasmin Duehring and Georgia Simmerling were joined by Alison Beveridge and Annie Foreman-Mackey, Arianne Bonhomme,
VeloNews - Why TWENTY24 is racing gravel
Rouler - 200 miles with Shayna Powless
Shayna Powless is finally on a rest week after a block of some extremely demanding racing. Her campaign ended with the US National Championships, where she rode all three events: the crit race, the time trial and the road race, bagging two top-15 spots. All of this was still with the fatigue of a top-5 finish in Unbound Gravel in her legs, something that should not be underestimated.
Aiming to be the first female African American Olympic road cyclist
Kristin Armstrong talks with 14-year-old future star cyclist Maize Wimbush about the passion of wearing the red, white, and blue and representing your country. Maize opens up about her dream of being the first female African American to make the Olympic Team in cycling.