Rachel Neylan is the latest rider to be announced on the line-up for the new Movistar women’s team. The 35 year-old joins from Orica-Scott where she has raced since 2015. Prior to racing for Orica, she also rode with Hitec Products, ABUS – Nutrixxion and Diadora-Pasta Zara.
Amongst the Australian’s best results are 2nd in the World Road Race Championships in Valkenburg in 2012, in addition to wins at the Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan Dames (2016), the Cadel Evans Road Race (2015) and a stage and overall at the Trophée d’Or Féminin (2015).
Prior to her cycling career, Neylan competed in athletics, triathlon and rowing, and she also holds a degree in physiotherapy.
“The opportunity to begin a new journey with Movistar supports my curiosity to embrace new challenges, and be the best athlete I can be moving forward,” said Neylan.
“The Movistar Team has a sound philosophy to develop young riders, a role where I can give back, share my experience mentoring young women is a pivotal part of being an athlete and incredibly rewarding. I’m so happy to join the Movistar Team for 2018 and looking forward to pouring my passion and enthusiasm into a new and exciting project!”