Following an impressive season that saw her finish 11th in the World Championships and 5th in the European Championships, junior rider Elyne Roussel is set to step into the professional cycling arena. St Michel-Mavic-Auber93 has announced that Roussel will join their women’s pro team for the 2024 season.
Charlotte Bravard, the team’s Sports Director, articulated her enthusiasm for the new signing. “Elyne is joining our squad for 2024 after an excellent 2023 season in the junior ranks. Her exploits include a top 5 finish at the European Championships, and she has consistently demonstrated her value as a team player. Given her track record, we believe she has immense growth potential.”
Elyne Roussel herself expressed her excitement about the impending journey into professional cycling. “I am thrilled to be joining St Michel-Mavic-Auber93 for the 2024 season. It’s the realisation of a dream for me,” she said. “My initial goals will be to acclimatise to the pro circuit, absorb as much knowledge as possible from my more experienced teammates, and contribute to the team’s collective success.”
Roussel further noted that the team’s mix of youth and experience makes it the ideal setting for her development. “St Michel-Mavic-Auber93 provides a nurturing but challenging environment that I believe will contribute substantially to my growth as a cyclist. I eagerly await the start of this new chapter in my career.”
This addition is seen as a strategic move by St Michel-Mavic-Auber93, a team known for fostering young talent. Roussel, with her strong junior track record and evident sense of team spirit, appears to be a perfect fit for the squad’s ethos. Her signing not only injects fresh blood into the team but also holds promise for furthering its competitive edge in the coming seasons.