Megan Armitage, a 26-year-old Irish cyclist, has signed a multi-year deal with EF Education-Cannondale. Megan’s journey into professional cycling started when an injury prevented her from running while studying French law in Toulouse. She rented a bike with a friend and explored the Pyrénées, where she fell in love with cycling.
Growing up in small-town Ireland, Megan was always an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying hiking, swimming, and rock climbing. After finishing her degree, she pursued racing in Belgium, showcasing her talent and determination. In her second year of cycling in 2021, she finished second at the Irish national championships. The following year, she secured top ten finishes in stages of the Tour de l’Ardèche, and won the Vuelta Extremadura Féminas, two stages, and the points competition.
Megan recalls being initially drawn to the EF Education-Cannondale team due to their kit. She is excited to join the team, which aligns with her philosophy of combining high-performance cycling with fun. She’s eager to learn, as she entered the sport later than most.
“I want to win. I want to be on a winning team. And I just want to enjoy myself and keep progressing,” Megan states. She looks forward to learning from more experienced riders and team directors.
Esra Tromp, EF Education-Cannondale’s team manager, praises Megan’s attitude and eagerness to learn. Esra also believes Megan’s experiences outside of cycling, including her education, will help her cope with the sport’s pressures.
Megan, who is training hard in Nice, France, is excited for the upcoming season. She loves climbing and aggressive racing, particularly in the hills. Megan looks forward to competing in challenging races like the Tour de France Femmes and the Giro, and she’s particularly fond of the Liége-Bastogne-Liége race.
Megan’s late entry into cycling, coupled with her diverse experiences, make her a unique addition to the EF Education-Cannondale team. She is determined, eager to learn, and excited for the opportunities that lie ahead in her new cycling career.