Roxsolt Ladies make their National Road Series (NRS) debut at the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under from the 17th to the 20th of January. The Roxsolt Ladies team experienced a very successful summer criterium campaign notching up two wins and a string of podiums over the past two months. The team will be looking to transfer this success into their first NRS outing as Roxsolt Ladies.
The team bring a very experienced line up of riders who will be hungry for both stage victories as well as challenging for the general classification leaders jersey.
Australia’s highest ranked female cyclist, Tiffany Cromwell leads the team for her home tour supported by her Velocio- Sram trade teammate Loren Rowney. Lotto-Soudal’s Carlee Taylor adds climbing power to the line up and will be a favourite for the road stages. Mitchelton Bay Classic Green Jersey winner Lauren Kitchen will be looking to lead the team in the sprints with London Olympian Lucy Martin rounding out the squad.
Carlee will be looking to make a mark on the road stages as she hunts a result in her home tour.
“Checker’s hill will be a tough climb, I think it will do a lot of damage and hopefully with an aggressive race, a stage I can do well in," Carlee said.
The main focus for Roxsolt Ladies is to have a fun week of racing while being at the pointy end of the action.
Kitchen believes the main competition will come from professional European teams Orica-AIS and Wiggle Down Under along with new NRS team High 5 Dream Team.
“I think we will be looking for an aggressive race and looking to leave it all out there on the road, it will be tough with the like’s of Orica, Wiggle and High 5 but I think we will be up there," Kitchen explained
“But the main focus is to enjoy the tour and to show of our Roxsolt Jerseys," she said.
Roxsolt Ladies is lead by Director and Manger Kelvin Rundle
Santos Women’s Tour Roster: Tiffany Cromwell, Lauren Kitchen, Lucy Martin, Loren Rowney and Carlee Taylor.