Grace Brown: 'I want to establish myself as one of the leaders in the peloton'

Grace Brown (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine)
Grace Brown (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine) (Image credit: Grace Brown)

A shoulder injury may have cut the 2021 season short for Grace Brown but there was still no doubt it was the best season of the Australian rider’s career so far, but with big plans afoot for the year ahead it may not stay that way for long.

It’ll be a new team in 2022 for the 29-year-old who is shifting away from the squad she started her career with, Team BikeExchange, to move to FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope. Plus she’ll have her focus firmly planted on the Tour de France Femmes and Paris-Roubaix Femmes, along with a home Road World Championships and it doesn’t end there. It may be a post Olympic year, but there are certainly no shortage of big goals for 2022 that Brown can reel off when asked what would make next season a good one.

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.