Sharlotte Lucas will remain at TIBCO-SVB. Lucas is one of eight riders staying with the team in 2020, part of an outfit that includes Americans, Dutch, German, British, Australian and Guatemalan riders all remaining in the outfit.
2019 has been a busy year for Sharlotte Lucas. The 28 year old, in her first year with TIBCO-SVB has raced in America, Canada, China, Britain, Sweden, Norway and France; as well as on our shores. Lucas began the year with sixth in the National Championships road race, but then at the Oceania Championships Lucas finished 4th in the individual time trial before taking the Oceania title in the road race.
Other highlights of the season included finishing fourth in the final stage of the Joe Martin Stage Race. Back in New Zealand Lucas took third place in the Criterium National Championships, held this year in Christchurch after a long stint in Takapuna. That success built into a great weekend at the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, where Lucas finished second in the Taupo crits elite women’s race behind Annamarie Lipp; before going on to win the Bayleys Women’s Classic Elite Race in a sprint finish.
In 2019 TIBCO-SVB took eight victories including Lucas’ Oceania title. Brodie Chapman led the tally with wins at the Tour of the Gila, and Tour de Feminin – O cenu Cesheho Svycarska, with Alison Jackson taking White Spot/Delta Road Race victory and a stage of the Women’s Tour of Scotland, while Shannon Malseed won a stage of the Joe Martin Stage Race.