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Month: January 2016

Jessica Allen Takes Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race QOM Jersey

With a solo attack shortly after the Torquay intermediate sprint point, Jessica Allen has taken home the Queen of the Mountain jersey in the 2016 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. A high tempo was set in the early stages by the Rush Women’s Team, with nobody able to establish an early break, so Allen took matters into her own hands on the approach to the climb and set out in a bid to claim the Queen of the Mountain points in Bells Beach. After summiting the climb, Allen was joined by Taryn Heather of Team Bikebug-Nextgen, and the...

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Kimberley Wells Sprints To Stage 4 Santos Women’s Tour Success

In a frenetic finish, Kimberley Wells has shown her strength and sprinted home to win Stage 4 of the 2016 Santos Women’s Tour for the High5 Dream Team ahead of Annette Edmondson and Katrin Garfoot. “That was absolutely fantastic. I’ve been really pushing to be in there for a sprint finish the whole tour and finally got one out there with the High5 Dream Team today in front of this fantastic crowd. I’m so excited!” said Wells. The stage started in oppressively humid conditions and the race was controlled by the Wiggle High5 and Orica-AIS squads, who were quick...

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High5 Dream Team Launch 2016 Season In Style

The 2016 High5 Dream Team was officially launched in true Rochelle Gilmore style at Mawson Lakes, Adelaide yesterday. The launch took place just two days before the UCI Women’s edition of the Tour Down Under, the Santos Women’s Tour. It was a fun day in the sun for the athletes who went for a nice casual team ride in the morning before having their make-up done by professional event stylists. After lunch the athletes engaged with media and conducted a very relaxed fun photo-shoot by the lake. The action packed day was interrupted by some very heartfelt, emotional short...

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High5 Dream Team Target Santos Women’s Tour

The 2016 National Road Series (NRS) kicks off this Saturday with the Santos Women’s Tour. Twelve months on from the teams debut in this race, the squad will go in as defending NRS champions, and have added more firepower and depth in their quest to go back-to-back. In 2016 the race is a UCI 2.2 event, meaning NRS squads have the opportunity to compete with professional teams such as Orica-AIS, Cylance and Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling. Kimberley Wells will be looking for stage wins as she leads the High5 Dream Team, while Kendelle Hodges and Tessa Fabry will be...

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Kimberley Wells Wins 2016 Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic Stage 2

After finishing third on Stage 1, Kimberley Wells opened up her sprint from 500 metres to surprise the field and take an emphatic victory on Stage 2 of the 2016 Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic. The win sees Wells in second place on General Classification, just two points behind series leader Gracie Elvin. The stage started with a flurry of attacks, and the High5 Dream Team was well represented in all moves. Jess Mundy was the first to escape in the opening laps, while Kendelle Hodges was the next to be involved in a move at the mid-point of the...

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