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Women’s Cycling has a New Development Team

Sun Sport Velo Partners with Sun Sport Coaching and Velo Espresso

A new women’s cycling team has been formed for the upcoming season with plans to race in the UK and Europe: Holland, Belgium and Ireland; notably the five-day stage race the An Post Rás na mBan in County Kilkenny on September 7-1. Sun Sport Velo is a joint partnership between Sun Sport Coaching and Velo Espresso, The team currently has five riders, four of whom are first or second year juniors, spearheaded by national under-16 cyclo-cross champion Sophie Thackray. Jane Hellewell, Maddy Scott and Grace Rogerson are the other teenage riders, with Australian Anouska Edwards, a British Cycling physiotherapist, the team’s oldest rider, at 36; a sixth rider will be added to the team. Their race calendar will predominantly be in the UK, competing in the Women Road Series, across the north-west and at the track league at Manchester velodrome.


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