Cannondale's new UK-based multi-discipline female team - Cannondale Girls.
Cannondale Girls is a new and very unique team for 2016 – made up of six riders, each competing both Nationally and Internationally across virtually every cycling discipline.
The aim of the team is to race at the highest level, but most importantly have fun and inspire other girls to get on their bikes and help them discover the joys of riding.
Their striking custom team kit will make them really stand out in competition this season and was designed and produced as part of the Sugoi Custom Program. Sugoi Custom
Adel Tyson-Bloor (DH/Enduro/XC MTB, Track, Road and TT)
Diane Lee (Cyclocross, Triathlon and Road)
Emily Benham (MTB Orienteering, Fat Bike and XC MTB)
Maxine Filby (XC/Enduro/DH MTB and Road)
Natalie Creswick (Road, MTB Orienteering and XC MTB)
Phoebe Sneddon (Cyclocross, Road and XC MTB)
Fearless and always willing to give anything a go this girl doesn’t have a stop button. She’ll push the limits of everything she knows as possible. Just over a year after first picking up a mountain bike that adventurous attitude is behind her assault on Downhill this season.
Downhill, XC, MTBO, Track, Road, Time Trial
Give her a bike, a wetsuit and a pair of trainers and Di will show you a clean pair of heels. This super talented gal is in her first year as a pro XTERRA and long distance triathlete and that’s only the start. Give her a cross bike and she’s in her element, add some mud and you’ve got a winning combination.
Cyclocross, XTERRA triathlon and duathlon, long distance triathlon, XC
If you’re looking for a world class athlete Em is hard to beat. Double World Cup winner and multiple World Championships medallist; her trophy cabinet is bulging at the seams. With her steely determination it’s no surprise she owns Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) and just wait until she hops on a fat bike in the snow.
MTBO, XC, Fat Bike, Endurance
With an impressive international and national palmares Maxine is no stranger to life in a helmet. As our mountain bike guru she’s always giving out tips and support, but don’t let that calm and patient exterior fool you. If Max wants it, she gets it and she won’t be hanging about.
XC, Downhill, Road
Ex-pro roadie Natalie has fallen in love with life on knobbly tyres. A fierce climber with the endurance to match we can’t wait to see what she can do. Smiley and friendly she’ll chat to anyone but put her on a bike and it’s a different matter. Aggressive, stubborn, competitive it’s like Jekyll & Hyde!
XC, MTBO, Endurance, off-road duathlon/triathlon, Cyclocross
Paediatric doctor by day and a fine cross rider by night, Phoebe can teach us all a thing or two about the meaning of hard work and tenacity. A mum-to-be, Phoebe’s taking a back seat from the competitive side of things but her approach to pregnancy and fitness is inspirational. Just don’t try to argue with her that a 3 hour ride in the Peak District hills does not constitute a café ride!