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CANYON S RAM TEAM MANAGER
Hannah showed real perseverance this year and has assimilated into the team well after a tough start. The recovery from her talus injury took longer than expected. She couldn’t ride at the irst training camp but came anyway. It was frustrating for her to watch her new team go out riding every day. She works hard and her commitment paid o f, because when she did join the racing group, she slotted straight in – and she made the break in her irst race back at the Omloop van de IJsseldelta which was a good sign.
It's obvious that she is a very passionate rider and she is a great ambassador for the team, which is very important, too.
There are some rough edges we need to work on. She’s often in the wind and needs to focus on that. Crescent Vårgårda was the acutest example of where she can learn tactically. She made the winning breakaway but wasn’t very careful with her resources after that and she made quite a few mistakes leading up to the inish. What’s important is that she learned from it. You learn from a situation like that more than any other because you’re so angry with yourself. I don’t think she is quite ready for sole leadership yet. She is still young and in any case it is not the philosophy of our team to rely on one or two leaders. We want to be unpredictable and keep the other teams guessing – she will form part of that mix, and so her opportunities will come. Hannah has a great attitude and real talent so she will go far.