38-year-old who turned pro after impressing on Zwift earns new contract at Canyon-SRAM

Leah Thorvilson earns herself a second year in the professional ranks

Leah Thorvilson's performances have seen her offered a new contract at Canyon-SRAM

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12 months on from winning a competition on Zwift that saw her get a contract in the professional ranks, Leah Thorvilson's real-world performances have secured a new contract with the Canyon-SRAM team.

Thorvilson, a former U.S. Olympic trial marathon runner, fought off 1,200 other riders and went through three rounds of competition as her performances on online turbo training platform Zwift were assessed by professional coaches, before being offered a contract.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.