#RoxsoltAttaquer was founded in 2013 as a mixed team during the Australian summer of cycling. Australian riders Chloe Hosking, Peta Mullens, Kimberley Wells, Loren Rowney, Carlee Taylor, Tiffany Cromwell, Joanne Hogan, and Lauren Kitchen have joined with international riders, Lucy Martin (GBR), Valentina Scandolara (ITA) and Julie Leth (DEN) in racing for Roxsolt in the formative years.
Since inception, Roxsolt has won nearly ever major race on the Australian summer calendar - the Launceston Cycling Classic (twice), the Shimano Super Criterium (3 times), the Bay Cycling Classic (Bay Crits), Australian National Road Championship, and Oceania Championship.
In 2016 and 2017 #RoxsoltAttaquer expanded beyond the Australian summer to field a year-round squad with a focus on further developing Australian and New Zealand female cyclists to be European race ready. 2016 saw the first UCI podiums for #RoxsoltAttaquer with Georgia winning the Oceania Region U23 ITT and placing 3rd in the U23 Road Race. In Europe, Peta Mullens delivered the team's first stage race result taking 3rd on Stage 4 of the UCI 2.2. Tour de Feminin. 2017 saw a continued increase in racing with the team competing in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Europe.
A unique opportunity for the 2018 saw the team forming some new direction and a return to foundations in what we are calling Season 5. #Season5 broadened the reach of Roxsolt Attaquer with both professional and developing riders from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, Italy and the United Kingdom venturing to race in the USA from April through to July, then returning "home" for the Australian summer criteriums.
2019 represents a continuation onto the success of 2018 with an added focus on additional Australian racing and a return to the USA. 2019 has already represented a breakthrough year for Roxsolt Attaquer with Valentina Scandolara defending her BayCrits title and Sarah Gigante winning Road Nationals (The Australian National Road Cycling Championships). The team has been bolstered for the USA season with the addition of Josie Talbot and Peta Mullens.
Sponsors & Suppliers
Roxsolt is the naming rights sponsor and team owner of #RoxsoltAttaquer. Roxsolt provides team management services, marketing and sponsorship assistance and valuable funding to the team.
Attaquer is the French word for "to attack", which we reckon is perfect for a company that lives and breathes cycling. When the French pronounce it, it sounds like 'attack' or 'attak'. We tend to pronounce our moniker 'Attaker' or 'Attacker'. However you pronounce it, Attaquer exists to provide you with premium cycling clothing that will help you stand out in the pack.
The Kask Protone is the helmet choice for Roxsolt for road races and the team uses the Bambino Pro for Time Trials.