Heather, Bechtel & Wright sign with Specialized Women?s Racing


Specialized Women?s Racing is delighted to announce the signing of Taryn Heather, Lucy Bechtel and Madeline Wright, adding a significant boost to the already strong 2016 line-up which claimed the Yellow Jersey at Mersey Valley over the weekend.


With three rounds of the NRS completed, SWR are in an ideal position with Kate Perry now leading the overall rankings and the team in 4th position.

Team manager Liz Phillipou is confident that her team has what it takes to win the 2016 NRS.

?Taryn, Lucy and Maddy have been hand picked as they possess certain skills and strengths that will compliment our existing riders perfectly, adding a few extra weapons to our artillery? said Phillipou.

?With the NRS season already well underway, we are thinking of the big picture and the long term success of our team in years to come? Hence the reason for the mid season signings.



Taryn Heather brings an enormous wealth of experience to the team, an Australian representative at World level, she has raced professionally in Europe since 2011 for Jayco AIS and Bigla Cycling. In 2015 she extended her talents into triathlon and is currently qualified to compete at the Half Ironman World Championships 70.3 later in the year.

The full time psychologist from Albury is looking forward to being part of ?a very professional team that works so well together, sets and achieves goals as a team and always seems to have fun whilst doing this.?


Lucy Bechtel, a self confessed ?Uni nerd? began cycling in 2011 after moving to Canberra to work as a full time economist for the Dept of Foreign Affairs.


In the 2015 NRS she had a string of podium finishes including a stage win at Tour of King Valley and 3rd GC at National Capital Tour.


?I?m most excited about the aggressive racing that awaits with such a strong team. It?s an honor to get to race with the incredible equipment too. My first ever races were on a Specialized and I’ve looked forward to getting back on one ever since!? said Bechtel.


Madeline Wright, a full time Physiotherapist from Albury is a fresh new face to the NRS peloton having competed in her first bike race at Tour of Bright last year. Her experience on the bike however dates back to 2009 and Maddy is no stranger to cycling, having worked with the Continental team Avanti Isowhey Sports over the past few years.


Specialized Women?s Racing will next compete in NRS Round 4 Battle on the Border 3-5 June 2016 in Kingscliff NSW.


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