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by Shane Stokes
November 29, 2017
Eight riders test positive for doping at the Vuelta a Colombia; Gerrans says Porte saved his career, believes he still has victories ahead; Wiggle High-five confirms two more returning Aussies in Cure and Edmondson; Julich moves to Holowesko/Citadel as team steps up to Pro Continental ranks; Lodewyck joins BMC Racing Team as directeur sportif; KOO announces new women’s cycling clothing; Spurcycle announce titanium multi-tool; Framebuilder Baum suffers loss of two bikes; Audio: Hi-vis jackets and helmets – BikeBiz interview on Ian Collins show LBC radio
Track stars, Amy Cure and Annette Edmondson, have inked another contract with Wiggle High-five for the 2018 season. The Aussie duo will follow a similar program to last year, splitting their season between road and track. “I’ve learnt a lot and had so much fun along the way,” said Cure “They are a great group of girls and friendships that will last many years to come.” Looking ahead, Cure will have light program on the road with her focus on track and the Commonwealth Games.
“I’m looking forward to having a great year starting in the road in January with the Tour Down Under and Cadel’s Race, before moving on the track for the Commonwealth Games, and then back to the road full gas in hope to make the road team time trial team for the World Championships before I get married.”
Edmondson, on the other hand, will return to the track, but hopes to race a full spring schedule on the road. “I’m going to go back to the track for 2018 to have a crack at the Commonwealth Games,” said Edmondson. “It’s our home games so it’s a good opportunity for us to put out some good times in front of a home crowd, and really give back to Australia really.”
“That’s the target of my 2018 season, and then I’ll go to the road from there. I assume I’ll start with [the Tour of Chongming Island] which I have done in the past, and then the rest… who knows? I’m excited to coming back swinging because I had a taste of it this year for the first time properly, and really enjoyed focussing and feeling fit on the road.”
“It’s such a pleasure to work with Nettie and Amy,” said DS Rochelle Gilmore. “They’re two of the most genuine and appreciative athletes I’ve ever had the opportunity to support.