Created in partnership with Equipo Kern Pharma, a Spanish UCI ProTeam that’s sponsored by Giant, our Grassroots program gives aspiring young amateurs from around the world a chance to realize their dreams of becoming a professional.
Seven riders, ages 17-23, were chosen to attend a 10-day training camp in Spain during the summer of 2023—the first step toward a chance of making the team. The riders came from a variety of nations including Taiwan, China, Uganda, Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands and the U.K.
Based on the riders’ performance and potential—as evaluated by the team’s coaches and trainers—three will be selected to ride with Equipo Finisher, the amateur development squad for Equipo Kern Pharma, during the 2024 season.
From there, the future is in the hands (and legs) of the chosen Grassroots rider as they learn, develop and try to successfully navigate this pipeline to the pro peloton.