News

Elvin extends with ORICA-SCOTT for another two years

Tue 26 Sep 2017

UCI Women’s WorldTour team ORICA-SCOTT is happy to confirm the re-signing of two-time Australian champion Gracie Elvin for a further two seasons, tying the 28-year-old to the team until the end of 2019.

This year has seen Elvin continue her progression through the professional ranks with stand out results in the Spring Classics that include second places at both the Tour of Flanders and Dwars door Vlaanderen.

“I’m really happy with my decision to stay with the team for the next two seasons,” said Elvin. “I have thought a lot about what is important to me both professionally and personally, and my instincts have always told me to stay.”

“Whilst I’m at home here, I never feel complacent in my role and love that the riders and staff are always pushing me to be my best self. I have full trust in everyone involved and know that I can always dedicate myself to just riding my bike and not worry about peripheral problems.

“Having our director Gene Bates as my coach for the last 12months has also been invaluable and taken me to a new level of ability.”

Sport director Bates praised Elvin’s leadership qualities and his happiness at her decision to stay.

“We are very happy that Gracie has chosen to stay with the ORICA-SCOTT family in 2018,” said Bates. “Gracie has continued her steady progression throughout the season and this year in particular she has really demonstrated her talent in some of the hardest Classics on the calendar.”

“Gracie’s commitment and leadership within the team are important qualities and certainly something that we are looking forward to having for the next two seasons.”

Elvin has been with the team since 2013 and the supportive environment has clearly paid dividends.

“We have cultivated a strong positive culture within this team and it’s something I value highly,” continued Elvin. “Everyone here has supported my dreams from the start and this year I was really able to chase them with the confidence that the team was 100% behind me. I don’t think that my performances, especially at Flanders would have happened without that.”

“Above all I know that I am valued both in and off the bike and the team has ensured that I have a sustainable pathway to keep improving in a great environment. It’s been fantastic to see every rider get stronger and I’m excited to see what we can all achieve together next season.

“I would like to thank Gerry Ryan for his long standing support of Australian women’s cycling and for making sure this team keeps moving forward. He is not just keeping the team afloat, but making sure riders like myself can call this a career rather than hobby. I can’t wait to turn our appreciation into some world class performances.”

Gracie Elvin

Date of Birth: 31 October 1988 (28)

Nationality: Australian

Place of birth: Canberra, Australia


Turned Pro: 2012


Key results:

2017

-       2nd Ronde van Vlaanderen


-       2nd Dwars door Vlaanderen


2016

-       1st Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik


-       1st Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic - General Classification


-       2nd Ronde van Drenthe


2015

-       1st Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik


-       1st Internationale Thuringen Rundfahrt der Frauen - Stage 3b


2014

-       1st National Championship Australia – Road Race

2013

-       1st National Championship Australia – Road Race

Photos courtesy of ©TDWsport.com

 

 

Comments