Mitchelton-Scott ready to face next two Spanish races
Jul 30 2019 05:29 am CET

Mitchelton-Scott ready to face next two Spanish races
Mitchelton-Scott ready to face next two Spanish races

Mitchelton-Scott is ready to face the next two appointments of the season: Emakumeen Nafarroako Klasikoa and Clasica Femenina Navarra.

The Australian team is set to start in the two upcoming races in the north of Spain with a roster that includes Gracie Elvin -returning to racing for the first time since the Women's Tour, Lucy Kennedy -in the her first race since the Giro-Rosa and only for the Emakumeen Nafarroako Klasikoa, and Sarah Roy -who will be replacing Kennedy for the Clasica Femenina Navarra.

"After a big block of training and a while since my last race, I’m really looking forward to getting back with the team and starting in a new race that we have never done before," said Elvin. "It’s a perfect way to begin the last part of the season with some big races following. The first race looks pretty challenging with a few decent climbs, but I’m excited to go and suffer a little after watching my teammates do so well in the hilly Giro and La Course races.

"The second race looks to be more of a sprinter friendly course which could be a good opportunity for us to work on our lead out again. It’s always nice to race in this area as the people are friendly and the courses are beautiful and challenging. It’s great to have some different races coming into the women’s calendar like these."

Kennedy is also looking forward to returning to racing in Spain. "I really enjoyed the racing and courses in this area during Durango-Durango and Bira so I'm looking forward to going back to there," she mentioned.

"Emakumeen Nafarroako Klasikoa is a new race on the calendar which keeps things interesting. It certainly looks like a tough parcours and one for the climbers. Both my wins this year have come in races with a very tough final climb and a descent to the finish so hopefully, I can replicate that here!"

Mitchelton-Scott's roster for Emakumeen Nafarroako Klasikoa and the Clasica Femenina Navarra (July 30 and August 1):

Jess Allen
Gracie Elvin
Lucy Kennedy *Emakumeen Nafarroako Klasikoa
Alex Manly
Sarah Roy *Clasica Femenina Navarra
Moniek Tenniglo
Georgia Williams




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