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by Shane Stokes
November 9, 2017
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Australian team Orica Scott has a roster of 10 lined up for the 2018 season with eight returning riders and two new signees: Jolien D’hoore and Lucy Kennedy. D’hoore’s speed and strength in the sprint and Classics along with Kennedy’s prowess in the mountainous events and time trials are welcomed additions, ensuring a team that is well-rounded in all aspects.
“To have two new riders in Jolien and Lucy is great for the team and really bolsters our strengths and we will certainly make them feel welcome,” said DS Gene Bates.
After their most successful year to date with 18 UCI wins, Bates is pleased to keep a majority of the riders that contributed alongside the new additions to the team.
“We are super excited about our team line-up for 2018,” Bates added. “Certainly on paper there is a huge amount of potential and talent, but we also know that that doesn’t always equate to wins in races so we are mindful that it is going to take a lot of hard work to reach our goals.
“We have a really rounded team going into 2018 and we will certainly look to be competitive in all areas of racing. We saw this year that we can realistically target and be successful in the Belgian Classics, general classifications, hilly one-day races and bunch sprints and we are busy now planning how we can make 2018 even more successful than 2017 for Orica-Scott.”