Tanja Erath extends contract with Canyon-SRAM
Oct 15 2018 08:47 pm CET

Tanja Erath extends contract with Canyon-SRAM
Tanja Erath extends contract with Canyon-SRAM
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Canyon-SRAM has confirmed the contract extension of Tanja Erath. The winner of the 2017 Canyon-SRAM Racing Zwift Academy will stay at the formation at least for one more year.

The German rider earned herself a contract with the team after winning the Canyon-SRAM Racing Zwift Academy in 2017, an innovative talent identification path that uses the online Zwift cycling platform. The rider arrived to the team after 15 years of practicing the triathlon and just after one year of focusing on cycling.

Erath will finish her first season as a professional rider at the Tour of Guagxi after 35 racing days in which she took twice the Classification jersey at the Tour de l'Ardeche. "This first year was an emotional and physical up and down. I’m glad there were more ups than downs!" said the rider.

"A new living situation, a new career. It’s hard to describe the mixture of emotions. I would go between happiness, guilt, gratitude, fear, excitement, doubts… and many more. I’m still not sure, even now, that I have processed everything that has happened so far this year."

Team Manager Ronny Lauke welcomes the news of the re-signing of the 29-year-old medical degree graduate. "Whenever she was given a job to do during a race, Tanja was able to fulfil it to the best of her knowledge and skills, but even more impressive was her being able to work with the input she received afterwards, to do an even better job the next time. We saw this happen time after time throughout the season," he commented.

"This made us believe that we can help Tanja to develop further and that we can make use of the physical strength and power that she has. It’s been promising that Tanja has already played a vital role in various races. Either to bring the team onto the podium with her own efforts, or contributing to her teammates performances."
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