Cyclocross fans who have made it out to this season’s UCI racing have likely seen Courtenay McFadden and Sofia Gomez-Villafañe in new kits and on Pivot Cycles bikes. Read this release for more information about the new women’s cyclocross team.
With world-ranked women racers in downhill and cross country already riding Pivot bikes, Pivot Cycles is now turning their attention to winter, with the formation of a new professional women’s cyclocross squad.
In partnership with bike clothing manufacturer DNA Cycling, the new Pivot Cycles p/b DNA Cycling Team consists of Courtenay McFadden and Sofia Gomez-Villafañe, both of whom are already well known in the sport and ready to tackle the 2017/18 season.
McFadden is one of the top women in U.S. Cyclocross racing, with five years of UCI competition under her belt and three break out UCI wins last season. When asked about the new squad, she said, “I’m extremely excited to tackle the new season with Sofia as a part of the program. This will be my first year with a teammate in the races and that changes the dynamics of racing in a really positive way. I’m also looking forward to cheering for Sofia and contributing to the success of her first full UCI calendar, through sharing what I’ve learned over the past few years.”
For her own part, Gomez-Villafañe is just getting started on what looks to be a very bright future in the sport. “Last year was my first year as an Elite UCI CX racer, I had some great races and got to visit the podium a few times. For the upcoming season, I’m looking forward to building on that success and learning more about the tactical aspects of the sport through Courtenay’s experience.”
The Pivot Cycles p/b DNA Cycling Team will race the Pivot Vault, a competition-ready cyclocross bike that can also be used as an all-season gravel and racing bike. DNA Cycling is a supplier of custom cycling gear—from thermal skinsuits to summer wear —they will furnish the team with everything the racers need to stay warm and look as fast as they are.
The new Pivot Cycles p/b DNA Cycling Team kicked off the 2017/18 season at the Jingle Cross and Waterloo World Cups and will be racing on the UCI circuit in the U.S. this season.
Follow the team throughout the season:
Courtenay McFadden: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Blog
Sofia Gomez-Villafañe: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Sign up for team news here.
For complete team schedule and biographies see here.
Other team sponsors include:
American Classic, Donnelly, Easton Cycling, SDG Components, WD-40 Bike, Tasco MTB, Toko, Giro , Feedback Sports, Clif, Zones, Hudson River Capital, Wells Fargo, BBL Construction, SSC, DigiPen, Kibble & Prentice, Grant Thornton, The Meltzer Group, Alliant, United Healthcare.