Elle Anderson: "So excited" about racing in Europe
American Elle Anderson arrived in Belgium this week at the start of her new adventure with the Kalas-NNOF team. Here, in Gloucester last weekend, she talks to Behind the Barriers TV about being "so excited" by her move to Europe for the new cyclocross season.
Elle also spoke to Cyclocrossrider in the summer when her deal had just been signed.
“I knew that spending more time racing in Europe was what I wanted and what I needed to get closer to my goals. The opportunity to sign with a team, however, came as a surprise and a bit sooner than I expected. Now that the ink is dry, I couldn't be more excited to base myself primarily out of Europe and soak up the experience,” Elle told Cyclocrossrider.com.
Poignantly she will benefit from the experience of the team that also helped the late Amy Dombroski whilst she raced in Belgium.
“I will be hosted by the same family, or team, that supported Amy. This is incredibly meaningful to me, as Amy and I attended the same ski academy in Vermont while we were in high school, and were only one year apart. Amy's journey from ski racing to racing cyclocross in Europe inspired me during my similar journey, and continues to inspire me today,” Elle told us.
Gabby Durrin talks us through Gloucester Day One
British rider Gabby Durrin has had a great start to her season in the States as part of the Neon Velo team with husband Jeremy.
She tells Behind the Barriers TV about an exciting day one race at the Gloucester Rapha Super Cross in Massachusetts where she finished third.