The US-based Rally Cycling and Belgian Doltcini Van Eyck teams have announced their squads for the upcoming Santos Women’s Tour Down Under, which takes place in and around Adelaide, South Australia, from January 10-13.
Rally will be led by Canadian criterium national champion Sara Bergen and by their new signing, American climber Kristabel Doebel-Hickok. Doltcini Van Eyck, meanwhile, will be led by 22-year-old Dutch rider Bryony Van Velzen.
“Our team will be a mixture of youth and experience,” said sports director Zach Bell on tourdownunder.com.au.
“We are a team that likes to race and engage in aggressive racing,” he continued. “With a variety of cards to play, you can expect to see us active and involved in most key moments through the week.”
Bergen and Doebel-Hickok – who joins from Cylance – will, however, be expected to shoulder much of the responsibility.
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