Damien joins the team from Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling. Damien got into racing relatively late, but he has shown to be a strong rider and someone Tim has had his eye on for a while.
In 2019, Damien won his first UCI race: Grand Prix des Marbriers, his first National A race: Bourne CiCLE Classic and bagged numerous top 10’s in the UK and Europe.
Damien is pleased to be joining Canyon dhb SunGod in 2021 and said…
“Since starting my racing journey in 2017 I’ve always looked up to the Canyon team, admired their approach and has been a team I’ve been striving towards.
“I have developed a good relationship with most of the riders and some staff, most notably Rory Townsend and whom I am extremely excited to be riding and working with.
“I believe the team will suit me the most in terms of the racing calendar and approach to racing. I chose the team as I believe Tim and Simon can really develop me as a rider and racer which I am eager to do.
“I am most looking forward to really being part of a team and absorbing as much of the experience as I can with a hopefully better racing calendar in 2021.”
Elverson, owner and sports director…
“Damo is a bit older but was late to the cycling party, so he is still very young in his cycling years.
“He has been a friend of the team from his beginning and we have given him trinkets of advice across the years, so I felt the time was right to give him the full package and see how well he responds.
“I’m expecting to see some quick development with him becoming a key cog in team results both for himself and helping others.”
Damien is looking forward to getting involved and gaining as much experience as possible…
“My main goals for 2021 would be to develop my racing knowledge and build up more foreign racing experience. I’m not specifically targeting anything as such apart from performing well in races where the parcour suits me.”
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