While a race win remained elusive, ORICA-AIS showed strong form over the four days of racing at the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic. Each of the stages ended in a bunch sprint, and the team found the podium daily. Nettie Edmondson twice finished second and once rounded out the podium. On the final day of racing, when Edmondson lost her train in the finale, Valentina Scandolara stepped up in the sprint, clsoing out the series with a strong second place.
Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Honda) sprinted to victory on stages one, three and four to win the series overall. Edmondson's consistency afforded her second overall.
“I’m really happy with how the team started the 2014 season. We’re in a similar position in terms of fitness to this time last year. I can tell everyone did the proper preparation for our early season goals. We’ll head into the next races in Ballarat, Adelaide and Qatar with a lot of confidence.” - Sport Director Gene Bates