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