2019 Team Announcement
By now, you may have seen the news that I will be leaving the Specialized Factory Team and moving to a new program for the coming season. It is with great pride and excitement that I announce that I will be racing for the Scott-SRAM MTB Racing Team in 2019 and 2020. This is a big decision and step in my career and I wanted to share a bit more about my transition and vision for the future as I take on a new opportunity and challenge.
First, I want to express my gratitude to Specialized for an incredible partnership. Over the past five years as a member of the Specialized Factory team and during four years prior as a member of the Whole Athlete-Specialized Development Team, I was lucky to have their support in my development as an athlete. With their help, I was able to capture multiple junior, U23 and Elite National Championships, become the U23 Overall World Cup Champion in 2017, win the Cape Epic with my teammate Annika Langvad and, most recently, take the 2018 Elite Women’s World Championship Title. I am very grateful for the opportunities I was given to race my heart out, learn from my teammates and competitors and develop as an athlete during my time as a member of the Specialized Team. I am very proud of what we were able to accomplish together.
In the coming years, I look forward to building on this experience and continuing to chase big goals as a member of the Scott-SRAM MTB Racing Team. When I was approached by the team in the middle of this past season, it was an opportunity I could not ignore. Joining this program gives me the chance to work with the legendary Thomas Frischknecht and ride alongside talented teammates, notably current Men’s World Champion Nino Schurter. As I approach my second season racing in the Elite Category, my sights are set on having strong performances in the World Cups, World Championships and beginning the process of qualifying for the Olympics. I am honored to have the chance to learn from such knowledgable individuals with a strong passion for the sport and a wealth of experience chasing big goals and achieving Olympic dreams.
I was also drawn to the unique team atmosphere which both maintains a champion standard and continues to spark enthusiasm and a love for the sport on all levels. Personally, I have always sought to balance my rigorous training and intense dedication to racing with my love for the sport and the core belief that cycling is something to be enjoyed and shared with others. This team provides an exciting atmosphere and level of support as I pursue my personal and athletic goals in the coming years.
With the support of the Scott-SRAM Racing Program and a shared vision for the future, I am eager to get to work and see what we can accomplish together in 2019 and beyond. I am training harder than ever with renewed motivation to race in a new team kit with rainbow stripes in the coming season. Thank you to everyone following along for your continued support, cheers and belief! It means so much to see all the support for me as a racer and belief in my goals for the future. Let’s make some magic.