We are pleased to announce that Lizzy Banks will continue to ride in the colours of Équipe Paule Ka. Having joined the team in 2019, the British rider has excelled as part of our squad, producing several memorable results, including a stage win at the Giro d’Italia Femminile, a series of top ten performances in one-day races, including this year’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, as well as several top ten finishes in stage race general classifications. She most recently took a highly impressive second place in the WorldTour race, Grand Prix de Plouay, a testament to the British riders’ continuous development within the team.
Lizzy remarks about her contract extension: “Since joining this team, I have noticed significant physical and tactical development, but I still have more room to progress in both areas, and Équipe Paule Ka is the best place for me to continue along this path. I love being able to pass on what I’ve learnt to my younger teammates, and we have a fantastic core group of riders here. I’m keen to continue what we started together earlier this year, when we were working together brilliantly as a team. In addition, having Paule Ka come on board and commit until 2024 shows the ambitious nature of this team. I am incredibly grateful to them for their support and am very excited to embark upon a new chapter in professional cycling that will merge our sport with the fashion scene. I am also delighted that Leah Thomas has extended her contract with the team as well. We work very well together in races, and we ride with a similar attacking style. I’m sure that together with our amazing teammates, we will create something very special in the upcoming races.”
Team owner Thomas Campana reflects on Lizzy’s contract extension: “She’s a very good example of what the team stands for. We signed her two years ago, as a rider without significant experience on the European circuit. However, it was clear that she had set goals and a lot of motivation, and she has since found her home in our very ambitious and young group, which is fantastic to see. She is one of those riders who is key to driving the spirit within our team, and so we’re very excited to see her extend her contract for the next two seasons. The team will continue to assist her as much as possible to become the highly-successful rider that she’s on the path to becoming, and we’re confident that she’ll be able to achieve this goal.”