Anastasiya Kolesava Belarus

Despite being just 23 years old, Anastasiya, or Nastya as she prefers, Kolesava already has five years of experience racing in Europe and plans to use these experiences to help guide her teammates on and off the bike. Describing herself as an all-rounder who can manage herself in flat races and stage racing, Nastya also loves climbing. She won a stage at Giro Toscana Internazionale Feminile in 2023, rating it as her most significant result to date.

Nastya says, “I began cycling in 2011. One day, when I was ten years old, I saw a picture of my dad on a road bike, and I wanted to do the same. My Dad said I didn’t need it, but I found a cycling school in my city and went there. The coach told me that I was too short and three athletes were already using the three available bikes. I kept visiting the school and kept getting the same answer. Once, I met the school director, who told me there would soon be a new coach and smaller bikes. I started cycling later that year and immediately decided what career to choose.

I am a universal rider. I can race flat and stage races, and I love climbing. My favourite aspect of pro cycling is the team spirit. Even if you stay so far from home, you have a second family around. My biggest cycling achievement is winning a stage in Giro Toscana in Italy this year. This was a huge psychological victory since I didn’t believe I could win an international race. It has been a dream of mine since I was 15 years old, and I always looked up to riders like Alena Amialiusik, who inspired me to keep pursuing my dreams. 

In 2024, I want to unite with the team and be one. Share experiences and support each other. My goal for the next season is to be on the podium with the team and improve my skills and those of my teammates. Working as a team and having good, friendly relationships is the key to success. With my racing experiences, I can help my teammates with good advice and tips.”

Palmares

2024

  • Team Classification winners, Setmana Ciclista Valenciana
  • 6th place stage, Trofeo Ponente in Rosa
  • 10th place stage, Trofeo Ponente in Rosa
  • 15th place general classification, Trofeo Ponente in Rosa
  • 16th place, Trofeo Oro in Euro
  • Winner stage, Giro Toscana Internazionale Femminile
  • 9th place, La Périgord Ladies
  • 2nd place stage, Tour de l’Ardéche
  • 3rd place general classification, Tour de l’Ardéche
  • 9th place stage, AG Tour de la Semois
  • 4th place, Les Boucles de Seine et Marne
  • 9th place, GP Tribulia-Vitebsk Criterium
  • 10th place, GP Tribulia-Vitebsk Road Race
  • 9th place, La Périgord Ladies
  • 2nd place, Grand Prix Manavgat Side
  • 11th place, La Périgord Ladies
  • 18th place, Grote Prijs Beerens
  • 8th place youth classification, Tour de l’Ardéche
  • 17th place, GP Féminin de Chambéry
  • 9th place youth classification, Festival Elsy Jacobs
  • 17th place, Flanders Ladies Classic
  • 3rd place youth classification, Tour de l’Ardéche
  • 2nd place stage, Omloop Borsele Juniors

2024

UCI Women's Continental Team

CANYON//SRAM Generation is the development team for the World Tour Team and is part of CANYON//SRAM Racing’s long-term D&I program. This two-tier structure was the first for a European-based WorldTeam to create a formal pathway to the Women’s World Tour. Now in its third year, the team aims to help talented female athletes from diverse backgrounds reach the top of professional cycling and to help them break new ground for their future and the future of cycling. The roster of CANYON//SRAM Generation unites nine ambitious women from nine countries.

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