Magdeleine Vallieres and Letizia Borghesi are the latest additions to EF Education-Cannondale for the upcoming season, a move greeted with excitement by fans and the cycling community.
At just 22, Magdeleine Vallieres has proven herself as a strong climber in the Giro d’Italia Donne and Tour de France Femmes, and is known for supporting key teammates. “I love races like Strade Bianche and the grand tours,” she says, also expressing a passion for learning that extends to her online business administration studies. Esra Tromp, the team’s general manager, sees huge potential in Magdeleine, hoping to “develop her even more.”
Letizia Borghesi, hailing from Trentino, Italy, is an established racer with a love for classics-style races and challenging terrains. “The classics are really good for me,” she declares, showing her eagerness to improve further. Letizia also has aspirations for the upcoming season and beyond. Esra believes she still has room to grow, especially in sprints.
Both riders are celebrated as team players with plenty of room for personal growth. Magdeleine’s diverse background in cycling, including cyclocross and mountain bikes, and her entrepreneurial interest, reflect a broad approach to her career. Letizia’s family-oriented life revolving around cycling, her educational pursuits in sports science and nutrition, and her infectious excitement for the new season bring depth to her persona.
The addition of Vallieres and Borghesi to EF Education-Cannondale underscores a significant moment for the team. Their combined talents and eagerness to develop further promise to enhance the team’s performance in the women’s cycling world. The closing sentiment of the announcement encapsulates the general feeling: “We’re excited, too! Welcome to EF Education-Cannondale, Letizia and Magdeleine!” Their integration into the new team is anticipated with keen interest, as both riders seek to reach new heights in their careers.