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Canyon-SRAM announce Zwift Academy winner

Tanja Erath awarded a professional contract with the women's team as a result of winning the online racing competition

Canyon-SRAM have completed their racing roster for the 2018 season with the addition of the latest winner of the Zwift Academy. 

Tanja Erath joins 2016 winner, Leah Thorvilson, who will also ride with the team next season.

A former triathlete and crit racer from Dortmund, Germany she saw off 2,100 other women to take the spot on the Canyon-SRAM teamand was crowned the winner after four months of racing both on Zwift and on the road.

"I started this confident in my skills as a cyclist and a racer, but had no idea it would end with me here in Koblenz with a WorldTour schedule ahead of me," Erath said at the team's training camp.

"It’s been such a journey and I’m humbled by the talent I’ve been up against" she added.

Ronny Lauke, Canyon-SRAM team manager, commented "Leah is a great addition and, seeing Tanja’s dedication, drive, and strength only reminds us we’ve got a great programme here to bring talent into the women’s peloton."

Canyon-SRAM announce Zwift Academy winner