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Lauretta Hanson – Evolving into a ‘domestique that can also win races’

SIENA ITALY MARCH 02 Lauretta Hanson of Australia and Team LidlTrek prior to the 10th Strade Bianche 2024 Womens Elite a 137km one day race from Siena to Siena 320m UCIWWT on March 02 2024 in Siena Italy Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Lauretta Hanson may not be a rider that draws widespread attention even though she is among the best in her domain, repeatedly having her tenure with one of the top women’s team’s, Lidl-Trek extended due to her ability to help the team add to its results tally. The wins she has worked toward with such success may not have, so far, been her own but after starting the season with clear signs of growing strength it looks like the valued domestique could be heading toward a new phase in her career. 

Not that there will be any wholesale change for the 29-year-old Australian who is quick to emphasise that “getting the best results for Lidl-Trek is the priority of the season” but perhaps she could, at times, emerge as the rider who is chasing them. 

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