News – Podium for British Champ Roe


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News – Podium for British Champ Roe

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In Launceston, Tasmania, Scotland’s Eileen Roe crowned her first appearances with the black and orange team with second place in the Symmons Plains Raceway Kermesse and third in the Stan Seijka Launceston Cycling Classic. Saturday’s Symmons Plains Kermesse saw the British Criterium champion escape the peloton with Roxsolt’s Chloe Hosking – who will also join Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling in 2015 – and Orica-AIS’ Loes Gunnewijk.


With the three most powerful teams in the race represented, the trio was able to forge a race-winning break, but Roe was just beaten to the line by future teammate Hosking. The Stan Seijka Launceston Cycling Classic on Sunday also saw Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling well represented in the front of the race, with the lead group of seven containing Roe, Baker and Mundy.

Orica-AIS was also present in the group, in the form of Gracie Elvin and Amanda Spratt, but Roxsolt’s Kimberley Wells was able to take advantage of the two teams’ rivalry to win the final sprint. “The break away constantly kept attacking each other to try get rid of Kimberley, who’s well known for her fast finish!” Roe explained. “Wiggle Honda put in loads of attacks, with Jess and I doing solo attacks off the break lasting for several laps. However it came down to a sprint finish amongst the breakaway, and Kimberley won with a very close lunge for the line.”

“The team obviously wanted a win under our belts but I am extremely proud of the girls and how we rode as a team,” Roe added. “Considering I’m new to the squad, and was nervous about meeting and racing with the ‘wigglettes,’ I’m really pleased with the results; especially considering I’ve just come from a road block back in Scotland.”

Result Symmons Plains Raceway Kermesse
1. Chloe Hosking (Roxsolt)
2. Eileen Roe (Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling)
3. Loes Gunnewijk (Orica-AIS)

Result Stan Seijka Launceston Cycling Classic
1. Kimberley Wells (Roxsolt)
2. Gracie Elvin (Orica-AIS)
3. Eileen Roe (Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling)

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