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  UniSA Australia Team announced for 2019 Santos Women's Tour Down Under  
  December 12th 2018  
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  Experienced professional Lauren Kitchen will lead a youthful UniSA-Australia team at the 2019 Santos Women's Tour Down Under, January 10-13.

Kitchen who raced with the national team in 2018, helping Katrin Garfoot to the overall victory will be joined by multiple Australian under 23 champion Emily Roper, dual track world champion Rebecca Wiasak and track and US criterium star Josie Talbot. Completing the team is former World Championship silver medallist Rachel Neylan.

"I like working with the younger riders and trying to get the most out of them," said Kitchen.

"I think I have progressed in this area professionally in the last few years with my FDJ team, so I look forward to the opportunity with UniSA-Australia for the Santos TDU.

Cycling Australia's High Performance Director Simon Jones was pleased with the makeup of the squad and the opportunity for some of Australia's brightest road prospects to develop under two experienced professionals.

"These teams support the ongoing development of athletes within the Cycling Australia performance pathway," Jones explains.

"We know that the route to being a world class road rider takes time, persistence and patience. Our framework for future success supports athletes and teams and this selection process supports our overall performance strategy."

UniSA-Australia Team for Santos Women's Tour Down Under
Lauren Kitchen
Anya Louw
Rachel Neylan
Emily Roper
Josie Talbot
Rebecca Wiasak
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