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by Shane Stokes
October 7, 2017
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Rachel Neylan, Marianne Vos and Elisa Longo Borghini on the podium at the 2012 world championships.
After announcing a relatively young team on Monday, the new women’s Movistar team brings on experience in Rachel Neylan. The Aussie will be joining the Spanish team after two seasons with Orica-Scott.
Neylan has a list of impressive palmares to her name including a silver medal at the 2012 Valkenburg World Championships on top of that list. In total, she has attended four World Championship, competed in the Rio Olympics, and boasts 10 years experience in cycling as well.
“The opportunity to begin a new journey with Movistar supports my curiosity to embrace new challenges, and be the best athlete I can be moving forward,” said Neylan.
“The Movistar Team has a sound philosophy to develop young riders, a role where I can give back, share my experience mentoring young women is a pivotal part of being an athlete and incredibly rewarding. I’m so happy to join the Movistar Team for 2018 and looking forward to pouring my passion and enthusiasm into a new and exciting project!”