Ruth Edwards commits to Human Powered Health through 2026

Ruth Edwards has reaffirmed her commitment to Human Powered Health, signing a contract extension that will keep her with the team until the end of the 2026 season. This decision comes on the back of a series of commendable performances, including a podium finish at the Trofeo Oro in Euro and a strong showing in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, where she finished fourth.

Speaking on her experiences and future ambitions, Edwards expressed a deep appreciation for her team’s support, particularly during a challenging spring marred by crashes and illness. “The level of care and support I receive here while striving to improve in a motivating environment is unparalleled. I couldn’t ask for anything better,” she said.

Despite a tough season, her decision to extend her stay is a testament to her belief in the team’s direction and her desire to continue competing at the highest levels of cycling. “It’s been a rough spring, but feeling nothing but support from Human Powered Health is very inspiring to me,” Edwards stated.

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2024 Trofeo Oro in Euro podium (l-r: Karlijn Swinkels, Elisa Longo Borghini, Ruth Edwards)

Looking ahead, Edwards is set to lead her team in the upcoming Vuelta España Femenina by Carrefour.es, reflecting her pivotal role in stage racing for her team. Her goals remain clear as she aims to push herself to the best of her abilities, hoping to secure strong results against the best in the sport.

This renewal is part of a broader strategy by Human Powered Health, which has been focusing on building a competitive women’s team. General Manager Ro De Jonckere commented on the extensions, “We are very happy with these contract renewals through 2026, as they fit perfectly in our strategy of building a top-tier women’s team over the next few years.”

Edwards and her teammates, including recently signed Daria and Wiktoria Pikulik along with Lilly Williams, who have also secured extensions this spring, will be back in action this Sunday at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, ready to take on one of cycling’s most challenging races.

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