Kennedy continues with Mitchelton-SCOTT adding to the team’s climbing firepowerWed 9 Oct 2019
Australian rider Lucy Kennedy will continue with Mitchelton-SCOTT into 2020 after enjoying her best season to date where she picked up her first WorldTour podium placing and three impressive individual victories.
After being plagued with injury and illness in her first season with the team in 2018, Kennedy showed her resilience to bounce back and turn things around in 2019 and is ready to challenge for bigger results with more confidence heading into her third season in the professional women’s peloton.
“I feel like this year I have made a lot of progress and I am satisfied with the season but I definitely still want more. I feel like I am in a good place to really step up again and help the team even more and start next year on a really positive note and try to keep it going.
“I think I have shown that when I am given the opportunities I can perform. Both roles are awesome, it is also an honour and a privilege to ride for riders like Annemiek and Amanda and I relish that role. Because of these riders we have in the team, it always feels like a special opportunity to be given a chance and I really appreciate that.
“I can't believe how strong the team will be next year, particularly in the hard hilly races. This year when I was put to work, it was often early so then maybe I wasn’t there later in the race and I think next year we will be able to share that working role and have more numbers in the finals.”
Martin Vestby - Sport Director
“Lucy has a big potential, she has a big engine and she is one of the best climbers in the world. Her challenge has been that she came late into cycling and she has had to manage riding in groups, racing downhill and she’s taken some bigs steps this year and worked really hard on that side of things.
“That is the reason why we have seen her win races this year. She is a rider that can win races but she will also continue to be very important for the team in the hard hilly races next year and it will be exciting to see what else she can achieve.”
Date of birth: 11th July 1988 (31)
Place of birth: Brisbane
Joined Mitchelton-SCOTT: 2018
1st Clasica San Sebastian
1st Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria
1st Women’s Herald SunTour - GC
2nd Giro Rosa - Stage 3 (WorldTour)
Photo courtesy of Sara Cavallini.