Straight from winning the team classification at the recent Santos Women’s Tour, ORICA-SCOTT are back in action this week in the third edition of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.
The team will also race in an inaugural criterium race, the Towards Zero Race Melbourne, which takes place a couple of days earlier.
The 63.3kilometre circuit race is the latest addition to the ever growing Australian summer calendar and will this year will fall on Australia day around the world-famous Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit in Melbourne.
The new criterium is likely to have a great atmosphere, large crowds and an impressive line-up with it being just two days prior to the UCI category Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.
“To have an event of this stature in the centre of Melbourne and on Australia day is great for us and for the sport,” explained sport director Martin Barras. “With the quality of the teams it is going to be a great spectacle and a great opportunity for women’s cycling.”