SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (September 21, 2022) — Coming off a successful season, DNA Pro Cycling has announced the signing of 7 new riders for 2023, hailing from the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. These athletes round out a 12-rider roster with the 5 returning from the current season, including Colombian national road champion Diana Peñuela and Mexican national time trial champion Anet Barrera, both of whom signed two-year contracts.
“We’re very excited to continue the momentum of success this year with a new-rider mix of up-and-coming talent and seasoned pros,” said team director Catherine Fegan-Kim, “this new, larger roster was carefully selected to support our ambitions in road racing in North America, Latin America and Europe.”
2023 UCI Roster (as of 20 Sept 2022, * denotes new rider)
- Anet Barrera (MEX)
- Holly Breck* (USA)
- Olivia Cummins* (USA)
- Heather Fischer (USA)
- Rachel Langdon* (GBR)
- Gabrielle Lehnert* (USA)
- Kimberly Lucie (USA)
- Harriet Owen* (GBR)
- Diana Peñuela (COL)
- Shayna Powless* (USA)
- Kaitlyn Rauwerda (CAN)
- Sarah Van Dam* (CAN)
Holly Breck is a veteran professional racer who has competed with numerous UCI teams including TWENTY20, Rally Cycling, and, currently, Torelli-Cayman Islands. She has had success in criteriums with two top 5 finishes in the Great Britain Tour Series and, recently, podiums at the Salt Lake Criterium and Manhattan Beach GP.
Olivia Cummins joins DNA from LUX Cycling Development. Cummins has had numerous podiums this year, including at two stages of the Redlands Classic (also finishing in the Green Jersey), Tulsa Tough, and Collegiate Road and Criterium nationals. She is the current US U23 Criterium Champion.
Rachel Langdon raced the 2020 and 2021 seasons with Instafund and will be joining DNA from ATX Wofpack. She has numerous notable results including winning the Redlands Classic criterium, the overall GC at the Tour of the Southern Highlands, a Badass Jersey at the Colorado Classic UCI stage race, and the USA CRITS overall season championship.
Gabrielle Lehnert was a US junior national team and world championship team member, raced with LUX Cycling Development, and is currently on the Andy Schleck UCI squad. Her notable results include 3rd in last year’s U23 US national road race, a win at the Festival Cycliste de Morsele, and 4th at Rás na mBan in the young rider competition.
Harriet Owen comes from a winning track background with gold medals at the British national track championship in 2011 and 2012 (Madison) and a silver medal in the UCI junior world track championships (2010 Scratch race). Since 2016, she has focused on road racing and has found success in criteriums with high-profile results such as the overall winner of Tour of America’s Dairylands in 2019 and 2022. She has captured countless wins in North American criterium racing on Hagens Berman Supermint, Instafund, and ATX Wolfpack.
Shayna Powless has a diverse cycling background as an all-arounder who races on dirt and asphalt. She started in mountain biking, winning the US U23 national mountain bike championship in 2013, she then raced for the BMC and LIV mtb programs before moving to road on the TWENTY20 program in 2017. This year, in addition to supporting many L39ion team wins, she stepped up on the podium at two stages of the UCI Joe Martin Stage Race, raced to 4th place at the US Pro Road National Championship, and won the GC, Sprint, and QOM at the La Verne Stage Race.
Sarah Van Dam comes to DNA from the Red Truck Racing program. Van Dam had tremendous success this year at the Pan American Track Cycling Championships with gold medals in the Omnium, Elimination, Madison, and Team Pursuit. She also won the individual pursuit at the 2022 Canadian Track Championships. On the road this year, she stood on podiums at the Redlands Bicycle Classic and the Valley of the Sun Stage Race.
DNA Pro Cycling, currently in its 10th year, is a UCI Women’s Continental Team registered in the United States. This year, the team has collected 4 national championship titles in three countries, numerous stage and criterium wins, including at marquis North American stage races, as well as overall wins at the Vuelta a Colombia and in the American Criterium Cup series.