Multiple objectives for ORICA-AIS ahead of Ladies Tour of Norway

Wed 12 Aug 2015

ORICA-AIS go into this weekend’s Ladies Tour of Norway in a confident mood as they look for performances from all six of their riders.

Following a positive ten-day team camp in Italy, the Australian outfit are not pin pointing any one rider for stage wins, but instead looking for multiple objectives from the two-day race, which also features a criterium on the Friday evening.

“We are going into this weekend in good shape, with all the girls really excited to be racing in Norway,” explained sport director Gene Bates.

“I am really pleased with how the team are doing. They have managed themselves very well, and considering the time of year, when many riders can be ‘overdone’, everyone is in great form.”

“The course should suit us well, it is a selective course with lots of short climbs and technical sections. All the girls should enjoy it.”

“We will treat the race very much as two day-races, going in to both days aggressively. The race should be pretty open and we really don’t have one objective for a single rider, I think we can look to all the riders to deliver a performance.”

Of the six-strong team, four girls will compete in Friday evening’s criterium which doesn’t form part of the UCI race. Emma Johansson, Lizzie Williams, Chloe McConville and Gracie Elvin will all ride in the ‘350’ criterium.

ORICA-AIS at the Ladies Tour of Norway (14-16 August):

Gracie Elvin
Emma Johansson
Chloe McConville
Valentina Scandolara
Amanda Spratt
Lizzie Williams