Lola Bryson Boe to join UAE Development Team

Lola Bryson Boe

UAE Development Team has proudly announced the addition of Lola Bryson Boe to their roster for the 2024 season. Hailing from Christchurch, New Zealand, and born in 2005, Bryson Boe brings a unique background to the team, having transitioned from a successful triathlon career to focus solely on road cycling.

Expressing her enthusiasm, Bryson Boe shared, “Joining the UAE Development Team marks the beginning of what I hope to be a long and successful career in professional cycling. The team’s support structure and opportunities for growth are unparalleled, and I am thrilled to be part of an environment that resonates with my values.”

Bryson Boe’s journey into cycling is distinctive, having initially carved a niche in triathlon. Her love for the outdoors, nurtured in a rural setting where she engaged in activities like mountain biking, skiing, and running, eventually led her to pick up road cycling at the age of 14. Following her decision in late 2022 to dedicate herself to road cycling, Bryson Boe competed in Italy with the Down Under Cycling Academy team for two months.

Reflecting on her goals, Bryson Boe stated, “My focus is on harnessing my abilities through consistent training and race experiences. I’m committed to becoming a valuable contributor to the UAE Development Team and a supportive teammate.”

Bryson Boe’s transition from triathlon to cycling began when she was selected for the Canterbury Triathlon Academy at 14. With cycling emerging as her strongest discipline, she started exploring competitive cycling events, which led to her decision to focus exclusively on this sport. She voiced her excitement about racing with Black Magic again, emphasising the supportive environment and opportunities within the team.

Her ambition extends to travelling the world through cycling and making significant contributions to women’s cycling in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Looking ahead, Bryson Boe aspires to compete for elite women’s WorldTour teams like Canyon SRAM, SD Worx, and Trek Segafredo, drawing inspiration from riders such as Demi Vollering, whose aggressive and versatile riding style she admires and hopes to emulate.