Gabriella Shaw adds horse power as she joins Team WNT for 2017, the teams second rider to be unveiled.
The 24 year old from Leeds, West Yorkshire, was a rider who was talent spotted at the age of 13 by the British Cycling Olympic Talent Team Programme. Since then Gabriella has gone on to be part of the winning team at the Matrix Fitness GP Tour Series for the last three years, an incredible achievement, which Gaby says 'I'm looking forward to trying to add to that tally with Team WNT next year, I think with the riders Team WNT have brought together for 2017 its certainly a realistic goal for us all'.
Claude Sun, Global Managing Director WNT says 'I am thrilled to welcome Gaby onto the team, Gaby will play an integral part next year, she is a strong and enthusiastic rider who would sacrifice her own result in a race to help the team get the best result, she is a team player with true fighting spirit.'
Combining her studies with her racing and training, Gaby successfully graduated in 2015 from Manchester Metropolitan University where she studied Exercise and Sport Science, whilst competing in The Amgen Tour of California, Thuringen Rundfahrt der Frauen, The Women's Tour and winning the Tickhill GP. 'With 2016 being my first year where I've been able to commit to the road season, I've had some consistent results and I took first place at the East Yorkshire Classic in Beverley, but I think next year with a sole focus on the road season again, I will go from strength to strength with the support of the team and its staff. I fell in love with the sport from the age of 13 and I haven't looked back since, so I am delighted Team WNT are giving me this opportunity, and with them stepping up to UCI level next year I'm already eager to get stuck in and grow with the team' says Shaw.