Belgian rider Shari Bossuyt has got any insecurity about her destination for the 2024 season firmly past her after signing a fresh 2-year deal with her current team. She will stay with Canyon SRAM, for whom she won a race in 2023 on the final day of the Tour de Normandie Féminin. A rider somewhere between a sprinter and a classics rider, she was 5th on Belgian roads at Classic Brugge-De Panne as well this season. She awaits her first Women’s WorldTour victory but was knocking on the door last season with 2nds and 3rds in WWT races.
Already a world champion on the track, the promise of the 22-year-old has been recognised and Canyon SRAM will keep her on board for 2 more seasons. This year she seems to have taken another step. She already won a stage in the Tour de Normandie, but especially impressed with the classics races and top results in the Classic Bruges-De Panne (5th) and Gent-Wevelgem (10th). She finished 18th in the Tour of Flanders last weekend.
“I immediately felt welcome in this team and learned so much from my first season. Initially there was some stress, stress whether I was ready for the WorldTour. However, the team gave me so much freedom to grow and I grabbed this opportunity with both hands. This gave me the confidence to perform well.
When the team asked me to extend my contract, I didn’t hesitate for a moment. I feel good here and gain a lot of confidence. I have already achieved my goal for 2023, winning a race. For the coming years, I would also like to win stages in the Tour de France Femmes and be successful in a major classic.”Shari Bossuyt
“We are seeing very solid progress with Shari. Last year she was already good for some good results and she took another step this year. She clearly has a talent for the classics, but is also fast on the line. We believe that with the right guidance, Shari can become one of the best riders in the world.”Magnus Bäckstedt, Canyon//SRAM Racing sporting manager