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Sarah Roy Cycling

Sarah Roy Cycling

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Professional Cyclist for @WMNcycling | Ambassador: Parkbikes, The White Bike Foundation, Can4Cance

Ready to line up again. This time in the UK for Ride London - a 3 day world tour. Hopefully some high-fives to come 🤚 ... See MoreSee Less

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‘Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow’📷 @brazodehierro ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago  ·  

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Raced with Robbie and family in my heart todayAdmirably The Bates’ are all made of the strongest stuff, and have become a significant part of my life. My heart hurts for them as they had to say goodbye to their Robbie this week.Robbie has been an asset to our cycling community. I was just one of tonnes of people he has helped over the years.. My experience around the house, he could be a man of few words but if he saw you in ripped jeans he’d have a fair bit to say about it 🙃I’ve heard some of his amazing outdoor adventure stories and feel inspired to live a life like that. He was one of the really good ones and it’s confusing when they leave too soon so as I have been told: ‘make the most of your time as a pro in Europe. Life is short’. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago  ·  

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I had an amazing albeit super short and jam packed visit home. It was so great I forgot to get my phone out most of the time. I’m so thankful for the time I got to spend with everyone and am back in Europe now with a very full heart ready for whatever’s next… ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

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Last day of a solid block of training here in Andorra for me. I won’t be lining up in Gent-Wevelgem today but my @wmncycling team mates are sure to light it up so I hope you’ll join me in cheering for them; live on GCN from 16:15 CET. There have been many solo hours pedalled here and I am ready to be let loose 😵‍💫 Looking forward to racing again next week! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

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Please read this really special article. This is the man that helped me realise my dream. I left Australia with no plan or expectations other than to be picked up by a stranger at Amsterdam airport… He taught me I could sprint, he took me out for moto sessions, he taught me to race and to believe in myself, and he helped me to sign my first professional contract as a result of the races he got me starts in. Reading this made me really emotional 🥲 Thanks so much, Harrie Van der Horst ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

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Drenthe is always an adventure 🤭Thanks @thomas_maheux for the photos @wmncycling ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

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2 months ago  ·  

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Some great racing today!CANYON//SRAM Racing today started the three-day Bloeizone Fryslan tour strongly with four riders placing in the top eleven in the individual time trial opening stage. Lisa Klein, Alice Barnes and Sarah Roy finished in fifth, sixth and seventh respectively with less than nine seconds separating the trio. Crossing the line in eleventh place, teammate Shari Bossuyt took the lead in the young rider classification.The relatively short 14km ITT stage around Surhuisterveen was won by current ITT world champion Ellen van Dijk (TFS) in a time of 18:34 minutes with an average speed over 46.5km/hour.Read the reactions of the CANYON//SRAM Racing riders following stage one.Lisa Klein: “My technique was good and my pacing was as I had planned today. The second half of the race was really super and I felt like I was one unit with the TT bike. That was a great feeling. I would have liked to go deeper but I just couldn’t. It’s still early in the season. I am okay with my performance today, though not at all satisfied. My shoulder was manageable during the ride but I can feel it’s quite sore now. I look forward to having some fun on the stage tomorrow with my teammates and making it a hard battle.”Alice Barnes: “I paced my ride pretty well. We had a good strategy to make the most of resting into corners and knowing where to invest. I finished with nothing left which is the most important thing. I’m happy with where my ride put me in sixth place. We are now well-positioned as a team where we have a lot of options for the next two stages.”Sarah Roy: “My race today mostly went to plan. I was going well for the first three-quarters of the course but the final 3km straight run home I struggled to maintain the power and lost a lot of speed. If I was to do it again I wouldn’t ease up so much before some of the corners but I think my biggest improvements can come from riding the TT bike more in training at home. I’m relatively new to time trialling and find I don’t have the endurance in the aggressive position or the ability to keep my head down but with more time on the TT bike, I hope to improve in all areas. I had some fun out there with Lars (Teutenberg) on the radio, being our first time as a team in a TT. I found his direction really good and I think we can be happy with my result but also the whole team. We have three in the top seven and four in the top eleven which is pretty cool.”Shari Bossuyt: “I am super happy with this result. Not in the top ten which would have been nice but I think I can be very satisfied with my time trial today. Everything went to plan and I had nothing left at the end. It’s also nice to have the young rider jersey for the team going into stage two tomorrow.”Ella Harris: “For the first TT of the year, I’m really pleased with it because I think my overall performance was at a similar level to what I was doing at the end of last year. I think I nailed the build-up to the TT, as my legs felt good from the get-go and I felt nicely warmed up leaving the ramp. I was worried about how I would feel with limited time to adjust to the new bike, but the positioning felt pretty good in the race. I let myself down a little with the final 5km or so when I could have concentrated on technique more to increase power and efficiency. Being a little higher in the placings would have been nice, especially with a large group of riders not so far away, but pleased to set a solid TT benchmark that I can continue to improve during the year.”Maud Oudeman: “It was a hard TT with a lot of corners. The pacing went well and I feel already a lot of improvement compared to last year. It was nice to prepare with my teammates, to see how they handle nerves and how they prepare for a TT. In the preparation, it went well today. With some more training on speed on the TT bike, I hope to improve myself more for next time. I think there is a lot of space for improvement and now I really know what I can work on. It was a good new experience today!”HOW TO FOLLOWStage two of Bloeizone Fryslan tour can be followed on Twitter with #BFT22. Stages are broadcast daily on Omrop Fryslân, GCN and Eurosport. The results and live timings are also online here.Stage 2 | Friday 4 March | 135km | Eastermar – Bakkeveen | 11:45 – 15:00CET | Broadcast 13:00-15:00CETStage 3 | Saturday 5 March | 137km | Drachten – Drachten | 09:45 – 13:00CET | Broadcast 11:30-13:15CETBloeizone Fryslân Tour ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Taking the bumpy road into the TT stage of Bloeizone Fryslan Tour tomorrow#giroEclipse @girocycling @wmncycling @canyon ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Another one bites the dust.. A lot of bad luck for the team today but Alice and Shari flew the flag for us racing super strong all the way both finishing top 10 💪 The rest of us are all good to go for the tour in Fryslan starting Thursday. @wmncycling @girocycling #giroEclipse ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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This beautiful kit produced by Canyon designed by @ultc is now available for purchase online 🤩Get your very own Canyon kit here 👉 www.canyon.com/country/lang/category/canyon-sram-racing-collection@wmncycling @canyon #mycanyon #TakeTheLead🎥 @ertzuifilm for @canyon ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Very proud of this team ☺️ ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Capturing the chaos of the elements and charting the energy our teams will bring to attack the 2022 season.Our new CANYON//SRAM Racing kit, designed by @ultc for @canyon_bikes is.........now available to buy!www.canyon.com/country/lang/category/canyon-sram-racing-collection#TakeTheLead #MyCanyon Image: Thomas Maheux ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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⭐️ WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT ⭐️ The wait is over 😅 Thank you so much to all those that are doing so many great things for our sport, and to those that shared what they do on the post - many different ways to contribute. I honestly found it difficult to choose one winner but in the end I am proud to be sending a beautiful pair of brand new Bont Cycling shoes with the Boa fit system to the Port Adelaide Cycling Club who provide opportunities for women’s riding from recreation to the elite level. They have provided equal prize money for Women's racing for years, and have developed Women only coaching and skills sessions. Their committee has more women than men and they will be giving the shoes to an emerging female rider. I liked that Mark entered the competition in representation of his fellow female club members. I hope to encourage more of our male counterparts to continue to support women’s sport 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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So proud to be racing with this squad. Valencia was a very encouraging start to the season for us and I’m excited for what’s to come.. Home now for a few days rest before the spring classics arrive this weekend 😱 📷 @sprintcycling @irenemoralesphotography @voltacvfemines ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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5th it was… Very proud to be racing with Canyon Sram"I wasn’t too nervous surprisingly. I think I decided to just grasp the opportunity and aim to nail the process goals with a new group," explained Sarah Roy after her CANYON//SRAM Racing teammates led her out for the anticipated bunch sprint finale of Setmana Ciclista - Volta Comunitat Valenciana Fèmines."We haven’t raced together until this week and big bunch sprints aren’t an easy thing to navigate so it was a really good opportunity to learn a lot there today. I focused more on that than getting a result which can make me really nervous," said Sarah. The Australian rider sprinted to fifth place on the final stage in Valencia won by Marta Bastianelli (UAE). Teammates Kasia Niewiadoma and Elise Chabbey each jumped up a place to finish the four-day tour in sixth and seventh in the general classification behind winner Annemiek van Vleuten (MOV)."Alena did an amazing job riding so fast on the front to make the catch to the solo leader and keep it hard for the chasing group coming from behind with some other sprinters that were dropped after the climb. Pauline was also there helping us," added Sarah."In the final five kilometres, Kasia and Chabbey made sure I was in a good position and out of the wind. With a bit over one kilometre to go, Soraya took over keeping me safe. My aim was to be top five out of the last roundabout about 350 metres from the line. Into that roundabout, Soraya took the inside line. Although it was the perfect move, it surprised me a bit so there was a gap to her wheel but I ran at it which could have been the ideal lead-in to my sprint but I hesitated and that lost us the race," admitted Sarah."In sprints like these, that’s all it takes. Fifth is okay but I don’t want to make that mistake again. I can see what we are capable of now, and I have gained so much confidence in the team and in myself. We communicated well and have learned a lot more about each other. I really believe we will continue to build on this in the next races together."Like most of the women's peloton, CANYON//SRAM Racing head north to Belgium to race the traditional opener to the spring classics, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, on Saturday 26 February. It will be a double race day for the team with the 2022 UCI Esports World Championships on Zwift held the same day. Image: Irene Morales Photography ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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A tough third stage at Setmana Ciclista - Volta Comunitat Valenciana Fèmines saw Soraya Paladin forced to hand over the leader's jersey to stage winner Annemiek van Vleuten (MOV). CANYON//SRAM Racing tried its best to limit the gap but the Dutch rider crossed the line with more than one minute advantage on the mountain-top finish."It was a pleasure to wear the leader's jersey. I knew from the start that today was going to be a really hard day," admitted Soraya."We did everything to keep the jersey in our team. (Sarah) Roy did an amazing job at the beginning of the race, and Neve helped me to stay with the first group but I had to say that I was feeling really tired. Alena and Pauliena worked hard to help Kasia and Elise to achieve the best result. We gave everything so we're pleased with the team's effort."Kasia held onto the pink jersey in the sprint classification after today's stage and said the team was committed. "As Soraya said, we knew it would be a difficult task to keep the jersey because of all the climbing but we didn't lose our faith and we were going for it. The day was quite long because of the length of the stage and the terrain. The team rode well and had a presence throughout the day. Eventually, Annemiek took the jersey in her classic style of attacking the climb and riding away. We've learned a lot from our new constellation as a team just in the three days of racing so far this season. Soraya did her best and we're proud of her today," said Kasia.Soraya added, "Tomorrow is another day and we are ready to shine, fight for the stage win and to keep Kasia's sprint jersey."Kasia and Elise are now seventh and eighth on the general classification ahead of tomorrow's finale. The final stage of Setmana Ciclista - Volta Comunitat Valenciana Fèmines can be followed on Twitter with #VoltaCVFemines22. The stage is broadcast live on Á Punt media: www.apuntmedia.es/.Stage 4 | 20 February | Sagunt - Valencia | 118km | 12:00-15:20CET | Broadcast 14:00-15:30CET.Image: Alessandra Borchi ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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These fire crackers were relentless today! So happy their efforts were rewarded with Soraya in the leaders jersey after finishing a close 2nd in today’s stage, and Kasia in the ‘sprint’ jersey heading into the penultimate stage tomorrow. Love being inspired by my own team mates!! 📷 @gi_alle Vicent Bravo @irenemoralesphotography @wmncycling @voltacvfemines ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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