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Lauretta Hanson has clinched the final spot on the women’s UniSA-Australia Santos Women’s Tour Down Under team, rounding out the national squad’s team of six.
It was a tough roster to get on. The team that looks well positioned to pose a threat to Mitchelton-Scott’s dominance of the four-day tour boasts a number of the nation’s big name riders – including World Championship silver medallist Katrin Garfoot.
The 23-year-old Hanson earned her position on the team with a feisty ride to take 8th at Australia’s Fed Uni Road National Championships on Sunday.
— Lauretta Hanson (@L_Hanson94) January 10, 2018
Hanson is a regular crit racer with US-based team UHC Pro Cycling, but with a proven ability to go long – really long. At 20 she was the winner of the first women’s Melbourne to Warrnambool, a classic 277 kilometre race along the south west of the state of Victoria.
Along with Garfoot, Hanson will be riding alongside Shara Gillow (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine), Rachel Neylan (Movistar), Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon-SRAM Racing) and Lauren Kitchen (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine) at the South Australian tour.