Manly swaps domestique duties for first win at Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour

ADELAIDE AUSTRALIA JANUARY 26 Alexandra Manly of Australia and Team BikeExchangeJayco reacts after cross the finishing line during the 2nd Santos Festival Of Cycling 2022 Womens Elite TREK Night Riders Criterium TourDownUnder on January 26 2022 in Adelaide Australia Photo by Daniel KaliszGetty Images
Alex Manly (BikeExchange-Jayco) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Alex Manly started the day at Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour in the familiar role of domestique but, after BikeExchange-Jayco teammate Ruby Roseman-Gannon handed over the reins, Manly sprinted to her first UCI road win at Hof.

The victory for the 26 year-old was also the first in Europe this season for the squad, who has had two of its key riders in recovery mode for the early part of the year. Amanda Spratt has been working her way back to form after Iliac artery endofibrosis surgery while Kristen Faulkner started her season in late February but then was out of racing through to May as she recovered from post concussion symptoms.

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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.