Bermuda duo sign on with overseas cycling teams
Two Bermuda cyclists have been handed opportunities to further their progression after signing with overseas teams for the 2023 season.
Liam Flannery, who recently relocated to England to attend Loughborough University, has agreed to sign for the Elite Development squad of Team PB Performance.
Based in the East Midlands, the team, which was awarded Elite Development Team status by British Cycling in 2021, is made up of the national elite development team and elite development team, allowing riders to develop and provide a pathway from local to international level.
That pathway is facilitated through opportunities to race in the national road series, UCI CiCLE Classic, national circuit series, Tour series and national championships.
Meanwhile, Gabby Arnold has signed on with United States-based team LA Sweat.
Arnold, who recently represented Bermuda in the elite women’s road race at the Caribbean Championships in the Dominican Republic, joins the eight-rider roster with the team aiming to empower and inspire women to get into cycling.
After starting out eight years ago with a four-rider roster, the team has grown into a domestic US women’s pro-cycling outfit with riders representing countries including the US, Belize, Mexico, Canada and now Bermuda.
A Criterium-focused team, Arnold will compete in races in the US Pro Road Tour, US Crits Calendar and the Red Hook Championships.