The mission of Women's CX Project is to give young developing women cyclocross riders, exposure to top level equipment and training tools to allow them to become the best riders possible.
Top level sponsors like Focus Bikes, Challenge Tires and SDG Components; combined with a supportive atmosphere and team logistics from Cyclocross Network and Velogoat as well as top level mechanic support from Element Cycles, provide a platform for this to happen.
For riders who are starting out and need a coaching connection we draw upon the knowledge of David Sheek from Carmicheal Training System to meet their coaching needs and coach them into the future if they desire.
The newest piece of of our development program that we would like to announce is the addition of professional mentors!
Women's CX Project is very excited to announce the two newest members of our cyclocross family; professional CX racers Courtenay McFadden and Amanda Nauman!
Courtenay and Amanda will continue to ride for their current cyclocross teams but will be supported by Women's CX Project through the 2016/17 season. This relationship provides them a home at most races in the Women's CX Project team tent as well as support from team mechanics and pit staff. This should ease the added stress at races that flying from the west coast often creates.
Having both raced at the highest level of this sport in Europe world cup races; Courtenay and Amanda will provide valuable insight for our developing riders in every aspect, from race preparation to recovery.
Courtenay has had an outstanding career as a pro bike racer; racing both cyclocross and mountain bike from her west coast home of Bellingham Washington. Her bright pink jersey and famous facial expressions always make her a fan and racer favorite where ever she goes. Finishing 6th in the USA cycling ProCX standings last year and a UCI ranking of 40 have her set up to have a great 2016/17 season.
Amanda had a break out season last year in cyclocross attaining her first ever top 50 UCI ranking (currently 46) and participating in her first World Cup races in Europe. Amanda also got her first ever UCI race wins last year in the US. She rides out of Laguna Hills, California and is known for her politeness during bike exchanges and detailed race preparation.
The insight and knowledge these two ladies will bring to our team is one of the most valuable things ANY young developing female rider could ask for and we are privileged to have them as part of our program and as friends.
Please come and see us as we race through the Mid West and around the country. We will see you all in Rochester!!