Team owner Rochelle Gilmore describes Wiggle High5 as a group of girls who just want to fight for each other on and off the bike.
I caught up with them in Chantilly the day after their victory at La Course to find out what makes them tick—and of course most importantly, who has the best fashion sense, who has the worst taste in music and who is the joker of the team.
Words and interview: Hannah Troop
What’s your favourite race and why?
Amy Roberts: Difficult one, I like races like La Course yesterday and Ride London, fast and a bit flatter, Holland style races
Anna Sanchis: Giro Italia. One of the hardest races of the season
Chloe Hosking: There’s so many different races depending on if it’s a tour or a one-day race. If it’s a tour, it’s the Giro Rosa, even though it’s so hard for sprinters. One-day race, it would be Flanders, even though it’s super hard and I’ve never done well in it, but it’s a great monument for cyclists
Dani King: The Flèche Wallonne. I really enjoy it, it’s perfect for me as a rider, it’s tough and rolling, nothing too hilly, powers climbs and there’s always a great atmosphere. Having the men’s race after means there’s a lot of crowds and finishing on the Mur de Huy is always an amazing, albeit painful way to finish
Lucy Garner: My favourite race is Flanders, I’m not very good at it, but everyone is there watching it—such a legendary race