Lifeplus-Wahoo has announced the signing of 18-year-old British junior cyclist Ella Jamieson for the 2024 and 2025 seasons, as she makes the step up to the senior ranks. A Yorkshire native, Jamieson has a natural aptitude for hill climbing and time trialling. Jamieson spoke about her eagerness to expand her skillset with Lifeplus-Wahoo: “While I’m most comfortable in the hills or against the clock, I’m keen to explore my other potential capabilities within this team setting,” she said. “As I transition to the U23 and senior pelotons, I’m looking forward to pushing my limits and elevating my performance.”
Her track record is already impressive. During her inaugural year as a junior rider, Jamieson attracted attention with her solid form, which she maintained into 2023. Highlights include a 7th place finish at the Nations Cup Trofeo Binda and coming 4th overall at the Nations Cup Watersley Challenge.
Her new team manager expressed enthusiasm about Jamieson’s addition to the Lifeplus-Wahoo squad. “We are always on the lookout for emerging British talent,” Tom Varney commented. “Having experienced success with other young talents like Flora Perkins and Alice Towers, we’re thrilled about the potential Ella brings. She has a wealth of untapped ability that we’re eager to develop over the coming years.”
The manager acknowledged the increasing challenges young riders face when transitioning from the junior to the senior ranks, particularly on the World Tour. “The gap between junior and senior levels is widening,” he noted. “It’s important for us to guide Ella through this crucial phase, and we aim to do so in our usual relaxed but highly competitive and supportive environment.”