Scrymgeour: The key is chemistry

Oenone Wood helps Teutenberg celebrate her victory.

Oenone Wood helps Teutenberg celebrate her victory. (Image credit: John Flynn)

Following on from its success in the Geelong Women's Tour earlier this week the T-Mobile Women's team is again angling for success at this weekend's World Cup round. Team manager Kristy Scrymgeour took time out to talk with Cyclingnews' Susan Westemeyer.

The T-Mobile women's team has gotten off to a good start in the new season, with two stage wins in the Geelong Tour in Australia this week. Ina-Yoko Teutenberg brought in both of those victories, but according to team manager Kristy Scrymgeour, it is not so important which rider actually wins, as long as the team wins.

"The aim will always be for the team to pick up as many victories as possible," she said. "We believe all of our riders are capable of winning races if we work as a single unit."

Scrymgeour was named team manager this season, replacing Bob Stapleton, who moved over to take charges of the men's team. She knows what women's cycling is all about, having ridden professionally herself. Her credentials include the Australian time trial title.

Just like with the men's team, the whole management of the women's team is new. Scrymgeour brought in Petra Rossner as trainer and Anna Wilson as directeur sportif. It is Scrymgeour's first experience in team management, but she is relying on her long-time friends.

Read the entire interview with Kristy Scrymgeour.

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