Edmondson wins at Tour Down Under; truck demolishes finish arch: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

January 12, 2018

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Donning a new national jersey, with a few modifications

by Simone Giuliani

It was a piece of unexpected good news for Team Tibco-SVB when they found out new signing Shannon Malseed had won Australia’s FedUni Road National Championships.

But they hadn’t counted on the win and all of a sudden with just three days to go before the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under they were left with the dilemma of how to get their latest signing appropriately clad in the green and gold stripes.

It looks like the short lead time between her win on Sunday and the start of the tour time was a little too quick to get her new kit ready, so it was a matter of making do.

Malseed raced the scorching 115.7 kilometre stage of the Santos Women’s Tour in her podium jersey, with a few modifications.