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by Shane Stokes
October 12, 2017
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Alexandria Nicholls (left), Severine Eraud (centre) and Alexandra Manly (right) on the junior women’s world championship ITT podium in 2013.
Alexandra Manly will continue with Orica-Scott in 2018. A young up-and-comer, Manly has seen success on both the road and track in 2017, and looks forward to continued development with the Australian team. The 21-year-old won a bronze and silver medal in world championships in the madison and team pursuit this year as as well as winning both the road and time trial U23 national championship titles.
“I’m thrilled to be heading back to Orica-Scott for my third season in Europe,” said Manly. “I have had some fantastic opportunities over the past couple of years and have developed some really good relationships with my teammates who have become like a family to me.”
“I have big goals for the upcoming years and I am excited and thankful to be given the chance to continue to chase my dreams with Orica-Scott.”
DS Gene Bates is thrilled with the signing as well as resuming to build upon Manly’s success. “Again in 2017 we have seen a huge transformation in her maturity and contributions to the team. A stand out event for Alex this year was the Giro Rosa, where she was a key member of the team that supported Annemiek van Vleuten to third overall,” said Bates.
“Next season Alex will continue to focus on both road and track commitments with her first major objective for 2018 coming at the track world championships in Holland. We really look forward to seeing Alex back in Europe racing in ORICA-SCOTT colours and we are excited about the upcoming season.”