Wiggle High 5 ready to face last ever race at Tour of Guangxi
Oct 21 2018 12:19 am CET

Wiggle High 5 ready to face last ever race at Tour of Guangxi
Wiggle High 5 ready to face last ever race at Tour of Guangxi
Photo by ASO/Thomas MAHEUX

Wiggle High 5 will start at its last race ever at the Tour of Guangxi with a formation that will include its biggest stars.

Annette Edmonson, who has won stages in races like the Santos Women's Tour, the BeNe Ladies Tour and the Tour of Chongming Island, will start in the race for the first time. "Last year was the first edition, and it was very flat, so for the second year they’ve added two hills," she said. "So it’s going to be a very unpredictable race because it’s flat for about 85km, and then there’s a Cat 3 climb and a Cat 2 climb straight afterwards.

"It’s going to be interesting to see where everyone’s at, because some of the girls will have had a break after Worlds, and then coming back in, and others will have had an earlier break and will be targeting this. It’s going to be interesting to see if the girls that did the Worlds have held on to their form or not, whereas the sprinters are going to be hoping they can hold on over those pinchers. Whereas the climbers are going to be trying to break it up, like the Mitchelton-Scott team, in particular, has definitely sent over a bit of a climbing team."

Wiggle High 5 will have a roster that covers different possibilities to try to take the victory with Elisa Longo Borghini, Audrey Cordon-Ragot, Lucy Garner and Edmonson. "As for us, we’ve got all options covered," Edmondson explained. "We’ve got hill climbers in Elisa and Audrey, we’ve got some sprinters here, and we’ve got some all-rounders here. So I think we’ll have most of the options covered, but we’re just hoping to have a really good race.

"It’s the last race of the Women’s WorldTour, and it’s also the last Wiggle High5 race ever. It’s been a big few years of ups and downs with this team, and we’re all just hoping to have some fun, to enjoy it, and to go out with a bang!"

Wiggle High 5's complete roster for the Tour of Guangxi (21st of October):

Audrey Cordon-Ragot
Amy Cure
Annette Edmondson
Grace Garner
Lucy Garner
Elisa Longo Borghini



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