Mitchelton-SCOTT women to end season at the Tour of GuangxiThu 17 Oct 2019
A successful season will come to end for the Mitchelton-SCOTT women’s outfit as they line up for the final WorldTour race of the year at the Tour of Guangxi.
With no sprinter in the squad, it will be a case of taking the opportunities on the largely flat 145.8km route around Guilin. Kiwi time trial champion Georgia Williams will line-up at the Chinese race for the third time after taking fourth last season.
Jess Allen (AUS, 26)
Gracie Elvin (AUS, 30)
Lucy Kennedy (AUS, 31)
Moniek Tenniglo (NED, 31
Georgia Williams (NZL, 26)
The route remains unchanged from last season, with mostly flat road leading to two climbs in quick succession. The first is a short, but steep 2.1km ramp which is then followed by a category-two of 4.3km ascent that tops out with around 40km left to race. The climbs should see attacks, but there’s time for it all to come back together for sprint finish.
Williams narrowly missed out on a podium spot in 2018 as finished fourth in a bunch gallop for the victory.
“This year has been our most successful season as a team. Personally, I am also really happy with my season. I've been really consistent and feel like I've stepped up another level from last year.”
“This year Guangxi is a course suited for everyone. There are a couple of climbs towards the second half of the race which can spice things up and make it an exciting finish.”
“Our team will be coming into this race quite fresh as most of us have started our offseason in preparation for the Australian summer. I think we can all take opportunities and enjoy the final race of the season.”
Alejandro Gonzalez-Tablas (Sports Director):
“It's the last race of the season, we're not going hide that it has been a long one, but it's been a successful one and the team is looking to finish it off in a good way.”
“We’ll go really open and everyone will have a chance. Georgia Williams did a great race here last year so she knows what is needed to get a good result.”
“The course is not completely flat but not so hard, with two climbs that are both around the 5-6% and the longest is 4.5km long.”
Tour of Guangxi Race Details:
Tuesday, 22 October: Guilin to Guilin, 145.8km
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