SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (September 30, 2020) – This morning, the DNA Pro Cycling Team announced its roster for the 2021 season. As with many teams and race organizations, DNA Pro Cycling faced tough challenges due to the unprecedented cancellation of most events during 2020. As a result, the team chose to extend all rider contracts through 2021.
“Shortly following a productive team camp in the spring, we were en route to the first race of the 2020 season,” said Catherine Fegan-Kim, the team’s co-owner and director, “and learned of the first cancellation upon arriving in the race city. Eventually all road events on our calendar would be cancelled. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors who share our priority to protect the health and security of our riders, and have continued to support the team.”
2021 will see the departure of Michaela Drummond, who raced with the team for the past 4 years. Drummond announced plans to move to Europe with a new focus for the upcoming season.
Taking her place will be Erica Clevenger. The Colorado rider previously raced with Visit Dallas | DNA Pro Cycling in 2017, and is the only new signing for the upcoming season. Clevenger is a past Collegiate National Road Race Champion and Best Young Rider recipient of the 2017 USA CRITS season. She is currently the elected collegiate representative on the USA Cycling Board of Directors.
All of the other riders on the team have elected to return for 2021.
This includes Katie Clouse, who will be racing her fifth year with the program and has continued to add to her national championship titles with wins at the 2019 collegiate national MTB and U23 cyclocross events.
Mia Kilburg (née Manganello) will continue her return to professional cycling after her medal-winning performance in long-track speed skating at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. She returns to a shortened speed skating season this fall, before prepping for the road season in the spring.
Based in British Columbia, Maggie Coles-Lyster is a tactical all-around rider who is a strong asset in the sprints for the team. After testing her legs across all disciplines of cycling, she found success on the track, becoming the 2017 Junior Track World Champion in the points race. In 2019, she finished second in a thrilling sprint finish in downtown Silver City, behind Chloé Dygert on Stage 4 at the Tour of the Gila.
Heather Fischer, also a past collegiate national road race champion, will return as road captain.
“As with the start of this year, we are very excited to bring this strong roster to UCI, PRT, and USA CRITS racing,” said co-owner Lee Whaley. “The unfortunate circumstances of the pandemic this year has only strengthened our drive to compete in the coming year.”
The 2021 DNA Pro Cycling Team Roster:
- Katie Clouse (Park City, UT)
- Margot Clyne (Boulder, CO)
- Maggie Coles-Lyster (Vancouver, B.C., CANADA)
- Erica Clevenger (Golden, CO)
- Heather Fischer (Boulder, CO)
- Sarah Kaufmann (Salt Lake City, UT)
- Mia Kilburg (Salt Lake City, UT)
- Kimberly Lucie (Tuscon, AZ)
- Hanna Muegge (Belmont, CA)
- Liza Rachetto (Los Altos, CA)
- Nicole Shields (Cambridge, NEW ZEALAND)
- Brenna Wrye-Simpson (Portland, OR)
The DNA Pro Cycling Team is a multidisciplinary US-based women’s program and registered as a UCI Women’s Continental Team as well as a USA CRITS D1 team.