Orica-SCOTT have confirmed that Georgia Williams will be riding once again with the team in 2018. The New Zealander joined the team this year and was an integral part of Orica-SCOTT’s success this season, with the team taking 18 victories in 2017 to date.
It has been in a support role that Georgia Williams has made her reputation this season, with plenty of performances that have been the backbone of victories for the team in races such as Emakumeen XXX in Spain and the biggest race on the calendar in the Giro Rosa. Taking on that role well, Williams was singled out by Sport Director Gene Bates for her strength that she has brought to the Australian outfit.
“Georgia bings exceptional strength and firepower to the team and we are very excited to see her develop this even further next year,” Bates said. “Georgia continues to be a very committed and loyal teammate, but we will also look to see her challenging for some results herself in 2018.”
Excitement is in the air then at the prospect of what is to come for Williams, and Williams herself is more than a little looking forward to what awaits next season. “I am really excited to be re-signing with the team for 2018,” Williams said. “It has been a fantastic season this year and I am looking forward to building on the success we have achieved.”
“This season we had a strong team with a fun atmosphere within the squad and it is great to be able to continue to be a part of that.”
Georgia’s best results personally in 2017 included 2nd place finishes in the national championships time trial and road race in January, 3rd place with Orica-SCOTT in the team time trial of Giro Rosa and 4th in the QOM classification at the Santos Women’s Tour.
Georgia’s inclusion in the 2018 roster will further bolster the already strong Kiwi presence the Orica-SCOTT men’s and women’s teams have with Williams, Jack Bauer and Sam Bewley all riding for the Aussie outfit next year.