Sharlotte Lucas is heading for new beginnings in 2018 as she gets ready to join Kate McIlroy at the Specialized Women’s Racing Team. It’s an exciting move for Lucas, whose circumstances changed in 2017 for the better as far as her cycling was concerned.
More freedom and hours on the bike released Lucas to go on leaps and bound with her performance and we talked about that, the future and the year gone by in this week’s RoadCycling podcast.
We caught up with Sharlotte Lucas before her brilliant victory in the elite women’s race at the Launceston Cycling Classic. Across the ditch at the Stan Siejka Launceston Classic Lucas was on fine form taking the win in her debut attempt at the race over a hilly course ahead of Macey Stewart, Josie Talbot and Matilda Reynolds. It was a race where the Roxsolt outfit performed brilliantly, with Lucas’ win the icing on the cake and a happy way to bring the Roxsolt Attaquer team towards a close.
The challenge of finding teams is a real one for almost every cyclist. Cycling teams are born and cycling teams fold; that is the nature of the competitive cycling industry. Lucas’ big year this year and results like her one in Launceston all played their parts in securing her a contract with Specialized and we wish her well as she prepares for 2018 and a big shot at the Elite Road National Championships in Napier this January.