We’ve hinted at some big news, and our friends at the Tour of Margaret River Event Team have posted clues about it, it seems also that a bunch of you have worked it out too. We are well chuffed and proud to announce that this year at the Tour of Margaret River, the SPR Women will have a world Cycling legend amongst our ranks.
This year we welcome Orica Scott’s and Netherlands’ champion Annemiek van Vlueten to the SPR family for the ToMR event. I know, right?!
Annemiek comes to Margs this year on the back of blitzing the rest of the field at La Course by TdF just this week, with a number of other ridiculously strong performances this year alone:
- 3rd on overall on GC, Mountain points and Sprint points classification winner at the Giro d’Italia Internazionale Feminile
- Winner at Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
- 3rd Amstel Gold Race
- 4th Ronde van Vlaanderen
- 5th Liege-Bastogne-Liege Femmes
- 5th Strade Bianche
In previous years at the ToMR events, SPR crew have had the opportunity to meet, grab photos and have a chat with such legends of the sport as Phil Anderson, Tiffany Cromwell, Jack Bobridge, Simon Clarke, local boys Cam Meyer and Luke “Turbo” Durbridge, and last year the awesome and very generous Marianne Vos and Monniek Tenniglo. But they were the competition and we were promptly dropped! This year we have Annemiek on OUR side.
There will be a lot to organise – including our own Club contributions to the event organisers – but we hope to provide as much of a memorable ToMR experience for Annemiek as she does for all of us.
These are rare opportunities to be able to experience, and we thank Brendon, Rebecca and all the ToMR Event Team for their work over the years. But let’s face it – especially this year. Welcome to Green, Annemiek.
More details will be announced to the ToMR squad and as we approach the ToMR event towards November. It looks like being a great time to come on down and support your Club in Margs, perhaps? So hang on team, this is gonna get fast.