Émilie Fortin to join Bizkaia-Durango in 2021


Émilie Fortin (Laval, Quebec, 1999) will be part of the Bizkaia-Durango UCI Continental Team in the 2021 season.

The rider from Quebec already competed in the Bizkaia-Durango jersey at the 2020 Challenge by La Vuelta — the final race in the UCI Women’s WorldTour series. Her nice performance made her earn a contract with the team for the next season.

Fortin is a rider with some valuable experience in international races in Europe, Asia and of course America. For the 2021 season she will fight to turn her race pace into her best weapon in order to become one of the most important riders in the team.

“Émilie is a really strong rider — she can do well in many different types of races and she has some great physical qualities. I think we don’t know her limit yet — she can achieve some serious results with the team, as she’s proven to be a strong rider in tough races. Also, she’s very good at adapting to changes and a really sociable person, which creates a comfortable environment. This is very important if we want to achieve great results on the road! I’m sure we can help her become a very successful rider” says Agurtzane Elorriaga, Bizkaia-Durango Sports Director.