Gilmore arrives in good shape

SYDNEY rider Rochelle Gilmore heads a strong list of Aussies in this month’s Womens Cycling Tour of New Zealand.

NZPA reports that Gilmore arrives in great shape given her fourth placing at the Ladies Tour of Qatar.

Gilmore ride for her Italian Lotto professional team in the tour from February 24-28, alongside compatriots Josephine Tomic, Vicki Whitelaw, and Rachel Neylan, and South Africans Lynette Burger and Ashleigh Moolman.

Around 30 Australian riders are expected to participate, most of them in four all-Australian teams, a national squad, another from the Australian Institute of Sport, and trade teams, RACE and Prime State.

It will be the largest number of Australian women in the event according to tour director Jorge Sandoval.

“They will arrive race-fit, and with the course a hilly one they will be well prepared for what lies ahead,” he told stuff.co.nz

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