Veronica Ewers, the American professional cyclist, is joining the UCI Women’s Continental team EF Education-Cannondale, set to debut in 2024. In just her second season as a pro, Ewers has already made a strong impression. In 2022, she achieved several top rankings, including finishing ninth in the Tour de France Femmes and taking first place at the Navarra Elite Classics. Her 2022 season ended with notable placements, and she continued her success this year with a fourth-place finish in the Giro d’Italia Donne.
Ewers expressed excitement about joining EF Education-Cannondale, a coed team, and appreciates the team’s commitment to equality in cycling. “I’m really excited to be part of an EF team and to be part of growing something successful together,” she says. “I really appreciate EF as a company wanting to make sure that men’s and women’s cycling are viewed equally and treated equally. I think that’s a really big step in our sport.” She also added, “Joining EF Education-Cannondale goes back to my roots starting out as a cyclist. I started cycling by training and racing with a bunch of guys and I think that really helped me improve as a cyclist so I am really happy to be part of a coed team.”
Living and training in Girona, Spain, Ewers sees benefits in the team being based there as well. “Having the service course here will be massive. There are a lot of resources in Girona already because it’s such a centre for cyclists but with the team service course here and the resources around, it will be so convenient to have those resources nearby.”
She looks forward to a leadership role, particularly in grand tours, but also aims to support her teammates. New team general manager Esra Tromp recognises her talent, saying, “Veronica is already an incredibly talented rider. She has achieved so much on the bike in such a short amount of time. Our role is to help her continue to develop by providing her with opportunities and resources. Her eagerness to learn, combined with her tenacious character and the mindset of a top athlete, are traits we appreciate and look forward to nurturing.”