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Win For Winder

American Champ Takes Tour Down Under

SRAM’s first major road victory of 2020 came at The Santos Women’s Tour Down Under, the annual Australian kick-off to the season, by way of reigning US National Road Champion Ruth Winder (Trek-Segafredo). Winder took the leader’s ochre jersey after her uphill sprint victory on Stage 3, and then hung on in a hard fought final Stage 4 battle for intermediate time bonuses. Winder rode both the Trek Emonda and Madone, each equipped with SRAM RED eTap AXS HRD.

Every bike racer needs a really strong team. This is not a single-person sport and it’s a shame I can’t bring them all onto the podium with me

The GC victory capped off an incredibly successful race for the Trek-Segafredo squad. Lotta Henttala took a strong second place on Stage 1, and Winder sprinted to second on Stage 2 before her big breakthrough on Stage 3. With so many bonus seconds up for grabs, it was a full team effort to control the peloton and secure the jersey on a fast Stage 4 circuit.