Chelsie Tan is the first Singaporean cyclist to sign a professional contract
The 31-year-old will be racing in the 2022 UCI Women's World Tour.
31-year-old Chelsie Tan has officially became the first Singaporean to secure a professional contract and will race in Europe.
Chelsie has a one year contract with Team BikeExchange, otherwise known as GreenEdge Cycling, and will be racing in the 2022 UCI Women’s World Tour, which includes the women’s Tour de France.
She began racing in 2018 and has since won multiple Singapore Championship titles.
Chelsie stated that she hopes racing internationally will help her further improve as a professional cyclist. She also wants to use this chance to shine more light on the sport in Singapore.
“I want to integrate quickly into the team and contribute from day one,” Chelsie said. “I am excited and motivated by the fact that I will be racing regularly again. The COVID-19 situation… has meant many races have been cancelled, so to race — and at WorldTour level — is going to be amazing!”
The Singapore Cycling Federation congratulated Chelsie on her achievement in a Facebook post.
In the post, they said: “All of us here at SCF couldn’t be more proud of Chelsie’s achievement, as she serves as a testament to what Singapore cycling can achieve through relentless hard work and determination.”