Ellen Skerritt

Inside the breaks that lit up the 2017 women’s Australian Championships road race

It was the break that reigned supreme again in the 2017 Mars Cycling Australia National Road Championships, with Katrin Garfoot taking the win in a two-up sprint with team mate and defending champion Amanda Spratt while Queenslander Lucy Kennedy came in solo to round out the podium. It’s a course that suits the break, and …

Surviving the women’s professional peloton: Big dreams, harsh realities

At the start of the year I signed my first professional road cycling contract for the 2016 European racing season – an Australian competing in Europe on an Italian team whilst residing in Spain. To prepare for the big journey I reached out to fellow Australian cyclists, who before my time had also found their …

Lost and stranded at Ronde van Drenthe

It can be tough to make it to Europe to race professionally, but once you get there it can be even tougher. Young Australian rider Ellen Skerritt was signed to pro-team Ale Cipollini Galassia this year and a month ago headed off to Europe from Queensland to follow her cycling dream. She’s in an Italian …

4

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour of Oman, Alexander Kristoff takes the final stage; Alejandro Valverde wins his fourth Ruta del Sol title; Geraint Thomas wins his second consecutive Volta ao Algarve, Contador claims the final stage; Arthur Vichot wins the Tour du Haut Var; Lotto Soudal riders hit by a …

20

Making it to Europe is as tough as ever

The key development pathway for female Australian road riders wanting to launch themselves into professional racing is the High5 Dream Team and the biggest opportunity is earning a place in the Australian women’s European development program. Last year Ellen Skerritt experienced both and then managed to take the next coveted step and sign with Ale Cipollini Galassia to …

6

Pin It on Pinterest