Scandolara Leads Roxsolt Attaquer for #Season5

Valentina Scandolara (Italy) has returned to lead Roxsolt Attaquer for #Season5 which sees the team return to the USA for the second year. #Season5 marks a return to the team’s foundations with a focus on a team brought together by the riders and a schedule for the riders to provide the opportunity to race in the USA. The team starts racing at the UCI 2.2 Tour of the Gila on the 18thof April and concludes with the Intelligentsia Cup at the end of July 2018.

Alongside Scandolara, 2018 Oceania Continental Road Race Champion, Sharlotte Lucas (New Zealand, Specialized Women’s Racing) returns to the team. Lucas has already posted an impressive list of results for 2018 that sees her currently ranked as the #1 female cyclist from New Zealand and within the top 50 in the world based on the UCI ranking. Sharlotte recently sprinted to 4thin the Commonwealth Games road race finishing on the same time as race winner (and former team rider) Chloe Hosking.

For the first half of the USA season Justine Barrow (Australia, Total Rush) adds significant climbing power. Barrow will be supported by Renata Bucher (Switzerland/ Australia) and Belinda Hadden (Australia) who both make their road racing debuts from Xterra, triathlon and mountain biking.

#Season5 sees the team add the 2018 Republic of South Africa Individual Time Trial Champion, Liezel Jordaan (Republic of South Africa, Top Security) and 2018 Australian National U23 Cross Country Mountain Bike Champion, Charlotte Culver (Australia, Total Rush), and Samantha Verrill (Great Britain, Team 22 WRT) who will all make their USA racing debuts.

Provisional Race Schedule

18-22 Apr        UCI 2.2 Tour of the Gila                                              Silver City, NM

29 Apr            Dana Point Grand Prix                                                Dana Point, CA

2-6 May           Redlands Classic                                                         Redlands, CA

18-19 May       Wilmington Grand Prix                                               Wilmington, DE

26 May            UCI Winston Salem Cycling Classic Criterium            Winston-Salem, N.C.

28 May            UCI 1.1 Winston Salem Cycling Classic                       Winston-Salem, N.C.

2-4 Jun            UCI Oklahoma City Pro Am Classic                             Oklahoma City, OK

8-10 Jun          UCI Saint Francis Tulsa Tough                                    Tulsa, OK

13-17 June      North Star Cycling Festival                                         Minneapolis, MI

21 Jun - 1 Jul   Tour of America's Dairyland                                       Milwaukee, WI 

6-8 Jul            Natural State                                                              Fayeteville, AR

14 Jul               Detroit Championships                                               Detroit, MI

20-29 Jul         Intelligentsia Cup                                                        Chicago, IL

Provisional Team Roster

  • Valentina Scandolara
  • Justine Barrow
  • Renata Bucher
  • Belinda Hadden
  • Liezel Jordaan
  • Sharlotte Lucas
  • Charlotte Culver
  • Samantha Verrill
  • Deborah Paine (Guest Rider, UCI 2.2 Tour of the Gila)
  • Caitlin Laroche Creed (Guest Rider, UCI 2.2 Tour of the Gila)

Sports Directors

  • Jarrod Moroni
  • Jono Coulter (acting, UCI 2.2 Tour of the Gila & Redlands Classic)

Kelvin Rundle

Team owner