Canyon-SRAM launches women's development team with aim at diversity

Canyon-SRAM's Alexis Ryan during the Giro Donne
Canyon-SRAM's Alexis Ryan during the Giro Donne (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Canyon-SRAM Women's WorldTour squad announced it would form a new development team in 2022 as part of its long-term diversity and inclusion program. The eight-rider team will be a feeder squad for the WorldTeam and recruitment for the development programme will be focussed on "but not limited to" Africa, Asia and South America, according to the team's press release.

The development squad is a first for a European Women's WorldTour organisation, some of which - like Jumbo-Visma, Team DSM, Trek-Segafredo, Movistar Team and BikeExchange are instead part of larger men's WorldTour teams.

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