Australian champion Alex Edmondson at home with Mitchelton-SCOTT and commits for two more seasons

Fri 2 Nov 2018

Australian champion Alex Edmondson is pleased to re-sign with Mitchelton-SCOTT for two more seasons as he looks to continue his development with an eye on becoming a classics specialist.

The 24-year-old has made a steady transition from his track background to becoming a full time WorldTour road rider with the help and guidance of the Australian squad, which he feels is a 'great fit' for his progression.

After winning the elusive national title at the start of the 2018 season, Edmondson has continued to impress, showing a wealth of potential on the road which the team hope to nurture further in this early stage of his road career.

Alex Edmondson:

"I’m stoked to sign with the team for another two years. It's an amazing group of guys, not only the riders but the staff as well which makes racing my bike so enjoyable.

"I feel as though Mitchelton-SCOTT is a great fit for me as there’s a huge variety of guys in the team that I have the opportunity to learn from plus race alongside. 

"For me over the next two years I am looking to keep developing and, of course, try and give the classics a really good shot because that’s always been a big dream of mine”.

Matt White - Head Sports director:

“Alex is continuing to make the transition from a world class track rider to a full time road rider. We see a real future with Alex especially in our classics group and exposure to high level racing will be key to his development, this year's Vuelta a España was a crucial step for his development for the Spring of 2019.

"We see him growing into a real classics specialist and that takes time. We are excited to be able to continue his development with us."

Alex Edmondson
Date of Birth: 22nd December 1993 (24)
Nationality: Australian
Place of birth: Miri, Malaysia
Turned Pro: 2016
Joined Mitchelton-SCOTT: 2016

Top results:
- 2018 1st National Championships Australia - Road Race
- 2018 3rd Herald Sun Tour - Stage 2
- 2017 3rd Tour de Romandie - Prologue
- 2015 1st Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften (under 23)
- Multiple track world champion

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