How Mitchelton-Scott came to dominate the biggest race in women’s cycling | Simone Giuliani

11 July 2019 02:00
Led by Annemiek van Vleuten, the Australian team have transformed into a cohesive Grand Tour-winning powerhouseAs the tussle for Tour de France supremacy rages, another Grand Tour is taking place just over the border in Italy, where Mitchelton-Scott occupy the box seat with just four stages remaining. The Australian team looks set dominate the 10-day Giro Rosa for a second year in succession having quickly established what looks to be an insurmountable lead in the biggest race on the Women’s World Tour calendar.Dutch team leader, Annemiek van Vleuten, has surged so far ahead by stage six of the only women’s Grand Tour that her rivals could be forgiven for thinking the gap is to great to pull back. Her Australian teammate, Amanda Spratt, sits in fifth ready to pounce on any opportunity to once again join Van Vleuten on the final podium. Related: Tour de France: Sagan takes ‘exquisite’ stage win as Alaphilippe stays in yellow OK the alien has gone, now the race for the human beings begins Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian