Orica-Scott extends contract with Jenelle Crooks
Oct 19 2017 01:31 pm CET

Orica-Scott extends contract with Jenelle Crooks
Orica-Scott extends contract with Jenelle Crooks
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Orica-Scott has announced the contract extension of Jenelle Crooks. The Australian rider will start her second complete season in the team in 2018.

The 23-year-old joined the team mid-season in 2016 and has shown various talents and a big capacity for learning from her more experienced teammates. "I really enjoyed this year with the team and I learnt so much," Crooks said. "The culture of the riders and staff really makes the team such a great environment to learn and develop as a professional rider, not only on the bike but off the bike as well."

"This made my transition to a full professional season so much easier and has got me super excited about next year. I am looking forward to developing more and working towards my goals for next season."

Orica-Scott's main goal for the 2017 season was a good performance at the Giro-Rosa, in which Annemiek van Vleuten finished in the third position of the General Classification. Sports director Gene Bates acknowledges the important role Crooks played in this result and is happy with her extension.

"It is great for us that Jenelle continues her development with the team in 2018," he commented. "After several great races, Jenelle really showed her class during the Giro-Rosa where she played a key role in supporting our leaders Annemiek van Vleuten and Amanda Spratt.

"Since then she has gone from strength to strength. Jenelle will be one our youngest riders next season, but regardless of this, she will be one of our key riders in some of the tougher races. Jenelle has a very bright future with us."