Team Jayco AlUla, to be known as Liv AlUla Jayco in 2024, has confirmed its women’s team line-up for the Santos Tour Down Under which is being raced from the 12th – 14th of January.
As the curtain raiser on the 2024 UCI Women’s WorldTour calendar, the three-day event is an important one for the Australian registered team, and after picking up a phenomenal stage win in 2023, Alex Manly returns to her hometown of Adelaide looking for more success.
“I always love racing back on home soil, and to get to race around all my favourite training roads is an absolute pleasure,” said Manly. “It was one of my career highlights to win a stage and wear the Ochre jersey this year. It was a goosebump moment for me and the team. I am so excited to get back out there with the girls again.”
Multiple Stage Options
For 2024 the squad will have multiple cards to play as Ruby Roseman-Gannon makes her appearance once again after finishing agonisingly close to the podium in 2023 with fourth place overall. The only non-Australian in the team line-up, 21-year-old New Zealander Ella Wyllie, is set to make her debut for Liv AlUla Jayco at the event and will provide the squad with a strong option for the general classification, as she returns with confidence after finishing runner-up in the Young Riders classification and eighth place overall in this year’s edition.
Commonwealth Games gold medallist Georgia Baker adds an important string to the team’s bow, and after enjoying their first full season’s as WorldTour professionals over in Europe, Georgie Howe and Australian criterium champion Amber Pate know what it takes, and will provide the team with crucial support and options to attack, as they round out the stellar six-rider squad.
Liv AlUla Jayco Line-up for the 2024 Santos Tour Down Under:
Georgia Baker (AUS)
Georgie Howe (AUS)
Alex Manly (AUS)
Amber Pate (AUS)
Ruby Roseman-Gannon (AUS)
Ella Wyllie (NZL)