Jess Allen remains with Mitchelton-SCOTT into 2020 relishing her important support roleThu 17 Oct 2019
Former Australian criterium champion Jessica Allen will continue to ride for Mitchelton-SCOTT in 2020 in a role where she has proven to be an incredibly valuable and selfless team player.
Allen has been with the squad for the past three and a half years and has continued to develop and strenghten as a rider, being an important contributor in many of the team’s victories, acting as a 'glue' in the squad's support structure, both on and off the bike.
“I love the culture and atmosphere of this team and the riders we have now are the best in the world and it is great to ride for them and I am getting stronger from riding for them.
"Every year I feel like I am improving and getting better and next year I want to be able to help further into the hard races. I love targeting the Classics, I like the technical aspects of them so that will be an area to focus on next year and then I’ll target each block of racing with some good recovery between each.
“I think next year will also be a huge step forward for the team with having three new really strong riders. In the past we’ve had less riders so I think that will help all of us a lot, being able to spread things out and allow us to target races better.”
Martin Vestby - Sport Director
“Jess has been taking steps every year and getting stronger. She is like a glue in the team, she takes her domestique role very seriously and is very proud of doing that job. She is a valuable rider, navigating the team in races, positioning them well and working hard in the early phases of the race.
“We have seen improvements in that she is lasting longer in races and can handle more and more, so from that aspect she is an important rider in balancing the team.
"She is also a big team player outside of the races, off the bike, which I think is very important to have so we are pleased she is continuing with us in 2020.”
Date of birth: 17th April 1993 (26)
Joined Mitchelton-SCOTT: Mid-way through 2016
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