Cyclist Hannah Barnes admits she can’t wait to come back and compete in Europe after signing for the newly-formed Canyon//SRAM team.
Barnes, who has spent two seasons with American team UHC-Healthcare, will compete in next year’s inaugural UCI Women’s WorldTour circuit with her new team.
She has already enjoyed success in Europe having picked up the white jersey for the best young rider at this year’s Women’s Tour in Britain.
Joining Barnes on the team are the overall winner of the Women’s Tour, German time trial star Lisa Brennauer, and RideLondon Grand Prix winner, Italy’s Barbara Guarischi.
The team will ride the full 17-race Women’s WorldTour calendar in 2016 and 22-year-old Barnes, who broke her ankle back in August, admits she is excited to get going in the future.
«It’s been really good in America but I’m happy to come back to Europe,» she said.
«My whole goal for 2015 was to get some good results and then come back here.
«My main goal for the year is to make the team for the Olympics but with this injury I don’t really know.
«I’d like to go back to California and do the Tour there too.»