Lily Williams Commits to Human Powered Health Until 2026

Lilly Williams

American cyclist Lily Williams has penned a new contract with Human Powered Health, extending her tenure with the team through to 2026. This renewal underscores Williams’ integral role within the Classics squad, where she has achieved commendable success, including a podium finish at this year’s Danilith Nokere Koerse and a top-five placement previously at La Classique Morbihan. Furthermore, Williams’ prowess extends beyond the road to the track, where she has secured a World Championships title and an Olympic bronze medal with the USA team pursuit squad.

Williams’ journey with Human Powered Health has been one of mutual growth, transitioning from a continental outfit to a stalwart Women’s WorldTour team. Reflecting on her journey, Williams shared, “It’s been so fulfilling to be part of a process where you get better together. Every year I’ve been on this team I’ve gotten better.” The recent months have witnessed the team achieving consistent results, indicative of the developmental strides made behind the scenes.

The decision to renew her contract comes amidst a period of form for Williams, who recently showcased her sprinting capabilities with a third-place finish at Nokere Koerse, following a decisive move in the final kilometres. This performance, along with aiding teammate Daria Pikulik to a third-place finish at Brugge-De Panne, exemplifies Williams’ growth and adaptability in European racing.

Looking ahead, Williams is set to contribute to Human Powered Health’s campaign at the upcoming Paris-Roubaix Femmes. This marks her third appearance at the challenging event, where she will be joined by a capable team ready to navigate the storied cobbles.

Williams’ aspirations extend beyond the current classics season, with a keen eye on the Paris Olympics. “The team is helping me as I aim to compete in Paris this summer,” she remarked, highlighting the support structure that has been pivotal in her development.