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by Shane Stokes
October 14, 2017
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Georgia Williams has re-signed with Orica-Scott after a successful first season with the Australian team. The 24-year-old New Zealand rider is an Olympian on the track and silver medalist in both the New Zealand road and time trial championships. The young Kiwi has also shown potential in multiple day stage races such as Bira and Giro Rosa.
“I am really excited to be re-signing with the team for 2018,” said Williams. “It has been a fantastic season this year and I am looking forward to building on the success we have achieved.”
“This season we had a strong team with a fun atmosphere within the squad and it is great to be able to continue to be a part of that.”
DS Gene Bates is thrilled with the return of Williams and was impressed by her transition from track to road this year. “After a large amount of time away from European road racing we were very pleased by her seamless transition back into competition this season,” Bates said.
“Georgia brings exceptional strength and firepower to the team and we are very excited to see her develop this even further next year. Georgia continues to be a very committed and loyal teammate, but we will also look to see her challenging for some results herself in 2018.”