Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling is delighted to announce the signing of Joanne Tralaggan for the remainder of 2013. The 28-year-old Sydneysider is relatively new to competitive cycling but has made an almost immediate impact, winning the third stage of the recent Tour of the Goldfields.
“Joanne was identified by one of Wiggle Honda’s talent spotters at a local club criterium where she raced with the men and finished third,” explained Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling team manager Rochelle Gilmore. “Jo’s ability to read a race, be in the right place at the right time and hold position is what has impressed the Wiggle Honda team management.
“Jo has only been racing for 6 months however her impressive performances at club level were reconfirmed by strong recommendations from around the Nation,” Gilmore added. “I believe Jo will compliment the Wiggle Honda team at the upcoming international event, the NSWGP…
“We will see Jo rise to the occasion and make herself noticed amongst a strong International field in Cronulla and Wollongong at the end of this month.”
Tralaggan will race a number of the upcoming Australian summer events, starting with the Wiggle Cycling Series “Speed in the Tweed” in Kingscliff, Queensland, this coming Sunday, November 24th. She will then take part in the New South Wales GP races in Cronulla and Wollongong, on November 30th and December 1st, and the Launceston Critérium, Tasmania, on December 8th.
“It is an honour to be signed with Wiggle Honda for the remainder of the 2013 season,” said Tralaggan. “Riding for Wiggle Honda, one of the world’s strongest and most professional women’s pro-cycling team, has always been an ambition of mine and I am overwhelmed that this dream had been realised!
“It just goes to show that you never know who is watching,” Tralaggan added. “Opportunity is everywhere. It’s a reminder to us all to keep striving for what we want to achieve. I’m new to racing and yet my world was literally changed overnight thanks to Wiggle Honda talent spotters and Wiggle Honda’s devotion to supporting women in cycling.”