Saint Piran Women’s Race Team awarded Elite Development status
In only its second year, Saint Piran Women’s Race Team is now recognised as an Elite Development Team. By achieving this status, the Women’s Team have proven its ability to work with and support riders, offering the best rider package not only in terms of equipment, but also in mentoring, opportunity and progression.
Set up in 2020, the Elite Development Status is only awarded to a select number of teams. The Status recognises the work of teams to support young, talented riders on their journey. Bridging the gap from club teams to those operating at UCI Continental level. Teams must meet a set minimum criteria based on the quality of support which they offer to their riders.
The Status pays homage to the hardwork and dedication of the Team and Lapierre UK is proud to be supporting the Team and the future of women’s cycling.
“As a team we took so much from our first year, we aim to build upon our strengths and learn from our weaknesses to provide the best platform for our riders and to continue to grow. We are so grateful to have a Female Sports Director who is so committed to our current set up and our visions for the team. We cannot wait to see the team continue to develop over the coming months and years” - Team Manager Jenny Bolsom
The Elite Development Status gives greater recognition and opportunity with additional exposure across the British Cycling platforms.
“We are investing in Women’s cycling on an equal basis with our Men’s team. The Elite status is testimony to the hard work being done by members of staff. Elite cycling needs infrastructure, committed staff and fan engagement. What a fantastic platform to showcase all that is good about racing.” - Team Owner, Richard Pascoe
The announcement comes at a time when the Team is preparing for the Saint Piran Women’s Race League and the start of the road racing season. The Team’s first UK race will be round 2 of the British Women’s Team Cup on March 27th with their International debut in Belgium at the end of April.