Hosking and Roxsolt Racing Team Looking to Defend Shimano Super Criterium Title

Continuing their summer racing program the Sydney based Roxsolt Racing team will lineup on Sunday in downtown Melbourne for one of the toughest, richest and most iconic bike races in Australia, the Shimano Super Criterium.  Last year’s Shimano Super Criterium winner Chloe Hosking will join forces with Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic winner Kimberley Wells and Australia National Criterium Champion Sarah Roy in this weekend’s event.

“It’s really great to have such a strong and supportive team to race for over the summer. I’m really looking forward to getting down to St Kilda and racing," -  Chloe Hosking

2011 National Criterium Champion Lauren Kitchen, European professional Joanne Hogan and Dutch development rider Karen Elzing complete the six rider strong squad.

Hosking said she’s excited to get back to racing with her Roxsolt Racing team and to be back at he Super Criterium.

“It’s really great to have such a strong and supportive team to race for over the summer. I’m really looking forward to getting down to St Kilda and racing,

“It had a such a great vibe last year and was just a cool place to race. That atmosphere is what makes the Aussie summer racing so special and the super crit nailed it last year,” Chloe said.

“Kelvin Rundle and Lauren Kitchen have done a great job this year of recruiting some really strong riders and I think we showed last weekend in Launceston that we all come together really well and make the most of the opportunities in front of us,” she said.

At last weekend’s Launceston Cycling Festival the Roxsolt team won both the Symmons Plains Raceway Kermesse and the Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic.

The winning team.

“With such a strong team we’ve got a few options we can play with on Sunday,” Chloe continued.

“It’s so great to see sponsors supporting women’s cycling to this extend, it’s actually really exciting to be a part of,” she said.

The Men's & Women's Elite Races prize pool consists of place getters, a sprint points competition, fastest lap rider and sprint primes.

“The team is about seizing opportunities missed by others," - Kelvin Rundle

The event will feature commentary by the voice of cycling Matt Keenan as well as cycling legend Scott McGrory.

Established late last year the Roxsolt racing team is managed by Kelvin Rundle and aims at providing a well organised and supportive environment for top Australian female cyclists during the Australian summer while also placing an emphasis on supporting the development of up and coming domestic and international talent.

“The team is about seizing opportunities missed by others. Many of our riders race for European teams but have little support when they come back to Australia. We give them the support they need to race throughout the Australian summer,” Kelvin said.

“It’s an idea inline with the business values of Roxsolt. We think the formula is working pretty well,” he said.