Introducing: Fatima Zahra el Hayani

IMOLA ITALY SEPTEMBER 26 Maria Antonieta Gaxiola Gonzalez of Mexico Fatima Zahra El Hayani of Morocco during the 93rd UCI Road World Championships 2020 Women Elite Road Race a 143km race from Imola to Imola Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari ImolaEr2020 Imola2020 on September 26 2020 in Imola Italy Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
Fatima Zahra el Hayani, two-time Moroccan Champion, at the 2020 UCI World Championships (Image credit: Getty Images)

Fatima Zahra el Hayani (WCC Team) is a two-time Moroccan Champion who has represented her nation on cycling's world-class stage and at the UCI World Championships. 

She is one of eight athletes that have contracts to compete on the Continental women's WCC Team including Amha Selam (Ethiopia), Akvile Gedraityte (Lithuania), Veronika Jandová (Czech Republic), Desiet Kidane (Eritrea), Anastasiya Kolesava (Belarus), Tereza Medvedova (Slovakia) and Magdeleine Vallieres Mill (Canada).

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