Roseman-Gannon 'in shock' after stepping straight onto podium in European debut

BUNINYONG AUSTRALIA JANUARY 16 Ruby RosemanGannon of Australia competes during the Australian Cycling National Championships 2022 Womens U23 and Elite Road Race a 1044km race from Buninyong to Buninyong AusCyclingAus on January 16 2022 in Buninyong Australia Photo by Con ChronisGetty Images
Ruby Roseman-Gannon (BikeExchange-Jayco) starting out her season in Australia (Image credit: Con Chronis / Getty Images Sport)

Ruby Roseman-Gannon has managed to carry her scorching Australian summer form right into the European winter. The 23-year-old stepped straight onto the podium in her international racing debut with BikeExchange-Jayco, taking second in a reduced bunch sprint at Setmana Ciclista Valenciana.

It was only world champion Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo) who stood between the pro-peloton newcomer and the top step on stage 1 of the four-day 2.1 ranked tour in Spain, while teammate Alex Manly was also just shy of the podium in fourth place.

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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.