This year LUX expanded their junior development program to include an elite junior woman’s team with the goal of offering the same stage race based development program that the junior men of LUX have. Thus far the women of LUX raced Valley of the Sun in Arizona, Tour of the Southern Highlands in Georgia, Redlands Cycling Classic and San Dimas Stage Race in California and Tour of the Gila in New Mexico. Additionally, four of the women were selected to represent the United States as part of the US National Team in three Nationals Cup races: Italy, Belgium and Holland.
This program has already shown benefits of higher level of fitness, experience and performance for our 16, 17 and 18 year old riders. We are at a place where funds are exhausted and we are looking for supporters/donors to contribute to fund additional racing and development for our Women’s Initiative.
We will be supporting our riders at the upcoming Cascade Classic in Oregon and the National Championships in Maryland. A final goal of the year will be bringing the riders over to Europe in September to do the Rás na mBan (Women’s Tour of Ireland).
Please consider supporting this program as it is the only Junior Woman’s development program in the country that has an extensive national stage race schedule that offers professional level support and instruction to prepare these women for the next steps in racing and in life.