Jayco-AlUla chases Thüringen Ladies Tour GC success again with Roseman-Gannon

Ruby Roseman-Gannon (Jayco-AlUla) at Nokere Koerse 2023
Ruby Roseman-Gannon (Jayco-AlUla) at Nokere Koerse 2023 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

There was no stopping Australian team Jayco-AlUla last year at the Thüringen Ladies Tour as it swept up five of the six stages as well as the general classification victory with Alex Manly and now it is again firmly focussed on the overall again as it continues to pursue a first European victory of the season.

Manly, however, won’t be on the squad to defend her title, with Ruby Roseman-Gannon the team’s supported rider. The 24-year-old in fact started the race in that position in 2022 as well, however after seeing how well her teammate was going decided it was best if she led out Manly for the stage 1 sprint instead. With a lead and clear form Manly then became the obvious choice to spearhead the team's GC charge, ultimately winning with a lead of 33 seconds to Marta Lach (Ceratizit-WNT).

“In the past the race has come down to small margins and we know bonus seconds at the intermediate sprints and at the finish line can decide the race, so all the team will need to be attentive throughout the stages and look to control and follow dangerous moves,” said Jayco-AlUla sports director, Martin Vestby.

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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.