Brodie Chapman continues rise through road ranks at Colorado Classic
27 August 2019 12:41
In just two years of professional road racing, Brodie Chapman (Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) has compiled a palmarès that belies her relatively late entry into the women's peloton. To date, the 28-year-old Australian has won the women's Herald Sun Tour and finished third overall there, won the Gravel and Tar La Femme, won a stage and the overall at the Tour of the Gila, finished sixth at the Women's WorldTour Amgen Tour of California, taken a stage at the Tour de Feminin-O cenu Ceského Švýcarska and finished second – last week – to Chloe Dygert-Owen at the Colorado Classic. Chapman raced mountain bikes and dabbled on the road in local criteriums and other races, but her road career didn't take off in earnest until she won the Herald Sun Tour in January 2018 with the Australian national team.ADVERTISEMENT "The team scouted me out after I won the Herald Sun Tour in Australia, and my now teammate Shannon Malseed, who was the Australian national champion at the time, put in a good word for me," Chapman told Cyclingnews before the start of the final stage of the Colorado Classic. "I'm super grateful because they took me up on a bit of a whim, I suppose," she said. "I didn't really have many results behind my name, but I'm super grateful for the opportunity." Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank team owner and manager Linda Jackson said she knew immediately that she wanted Chapman on the team when she watched her perform in that race.
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