Leah Thomas extends with Équipe Paule Ka
We are pleased to announce that Leah Thomas will be continuing with Équipe Paule Ka, after having signed a contract extension with the team. The rider from the United States has produced impressive results since joining us last year, including taking the overall win at the Women’s Tour of Scotland, the Pan American ITT Championships, and the Chrono des Nations, as well as stage wins at the Women’s Tour of Scotland and this year’s Setmana Ciclista Valenciana. Most recently, she also took third place at Strade Bianche this past weekend.
With such an impressive progression in results, as well as an affinity with the team’s tactical racing style, inking a contract extension was a logical conclusion for the 31-year-old rider.
Leah remarks: “I am really excited to stay with Équipe Paule Ka. We have a very special group, both on and off the bike, and our aggressive racing tactics fit my strengths as a rider. I know this is the right place for me to continue to develop and improve, and I’m looking forward to contributing to the continued success of the team. I am very grateful to Paule Ka for coming on board for the next four years. Stability is key to developing a good program and I’m excited about what we can build together in the future. I love that the team is about development, that each day we work together to become better than the day before, and I think with that type of mindset, we will be a huge force within the peloton.”
Team Owner, Thomas Campana, reflects on this re-signing: “We are delighted to extend Leah’s contract. She is a rider who routinely makes important contributions to our team, both on and off the bike. Over the past 1.5 years since she joined us, she has grown immensely as a rider, with her podium place in Strade Bianche this past weekend demonstrating the potential which she possesses. It will be exciting to see what else she can achieve along this path, and it is great that riders such as her are able to make significant sportive developments as part of our team. We’re looking forward to continuing to facilitate such improvements in her career and helping her to achieve her full potential on the bike.”