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Manly leads Liv AlUla Jayco at Tour Down Under for repeat of ‘goosebump moment’

Manly leads Liv AlUla Jayco at Tour Down Under for repeat of 'goosebump moment'

Alexandra Manly (Team Jayco-Alula) celebrates in Blue Sprint Jersey after stage 2 win at 2023 Santos Women’s Tour Down Under Alex Manly and Ruby Roseman-Gannon…

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Alexandra Manly (Team Jayco-Alula) celebrates in Blue Sprint Jersey after stage 2 win at 2023 Santos Women’s Tour Down Under Alex Manly and Ruby Roseman-Gannon will lead Liv AlUla Jayco at the 2024 Santos Tour Down Under to open the Women’s WorldTour calendar in the new year.

Five Australians and newly-signed Ella Wyllie of New Zealand are part of the six-rider squad which will make its debut at the three-day ‘home’ race with their new look from a merger with Liv Racing-TeqFind for 2024. The women’s race takes place January 12-14 across Adelaide and culminates with a finale on top of Willunga Hill.

Last year Manly sprinted to a victory on stage 2 to put her in the ochre-coloured leader’s jersey. Her teammate Roseman-Gannon then took over on stage 3 as part of a small group chasing race leaders Grace Brown (FDJ-SUEZ) and Amanda Spratt (Lidl-Trek), who went 1-2 in the final GC, through the Corkscrew climb, and the Jayco rider finished fifth on the final stage and secured fourth overall.

“I always love racing back on home soil, and to get to race around all my favourite training roads is an absolute pleasure. It was one of my career highlights to win a stage and wear the Ochre jersey this year. It was a goosebump moment for me and the team. I am so excited to get back out there with the girls again,” said Manly, a native Adelaide, in a team statement.

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