The Sydney based team boast National Criterium Champion and World, Commonwealth and Olympic representatives on their rooster for the 2014/15 summer racing season.
Roxsolt Racing Team will be lining up for its first race of the Australian summer this Saturday, 1st of November, at the Subaru Noosa Open Criterium, in Noosa, Queensland.
Australian National Criterium Champion Sarah Roy leads the Roxsolt team at the Noosa Open Criterium. Karen Elzing, a criterium specialist from the Netherlands has come out especially for the summer series and will also take the start line in the Roxsolt colours on Saturday.
The 2014/15 summer racing series is the second season Roxsolt has sponsored a women’s team.
Director Sportif and Roxsolt founder Kelvin Rundle said the decision to sponsor a women’s team for the second year in a row was an easy decision.
“We want to see the best women in the world racing in Australia,” Mr Rundle said.
“Roxsolt is a Management Consulting business that discovers opportunities missed by others. The team is run for the riders to give them the best environment to race in and to show Australia that they are competitive against the biggest teams in the world,” he said. \
“We are again partnering with Sydney University Sports and Fitness (SUSF) over summer,” Mr Rundle continued.
The team, then known as Roxsolt Sydney Uni Velo Team, made a splash in their first season on the circuit last year with Chloe Hosking winning a stage of the Mitchelton Bay Cycle Classic and Sarah Roy winning the Australian National Criterium Championship.
“SUSF is a great supporter of women's cycling through their Elite Athlete Program, where students can study at Sydney Uni and receive a cycling scholarship. NSW investment in women's cycling is a late starter. To have Sydney Uni backing the sport through funding athletes is fantastic,” Mr Rundle said.
Throughout the summer the team will line up for the Melbourne Kermesse (November 1), Launceston Kermesse (November 16) and Criterium (December 6-7), the Melbourne SuperCrit (December 15), Sydney Uni Velo Open Criterium (December 21), the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic and the Tour Down Under Criterium Series.
Roxsolt’s sister company, Roxcycl, an Australian cycle clothing and distribution company will launch it’s 2015 #mygoalrox Ambassador Program on Friday, 31st of October, at the Noosa Multisport festival.
Regardless of skill level or cycling experience any woman over the age of 18 in NSW or the ACT can apply for the Roxcycl Ambassador Program if they have a goal they need help achieving.
Successful applicants will receive up to $1000 towards their goal’s expenses and a selection of Vanderkitten and Velocio kit to champion while working towards their big new goal.
“As big fans of women's cycling the Ambassador Program seemed like a good way to help provide funding to the sport that we are passionate about while helping riders get their hands on awesome kit,” managing director of Roxcycl, Tegan Cox, said.