Another Top 10 Finish at a UCI World Tour Race
Alison Jackson scores another best result at the world level with her 6th at the Grand Prix de Plouay
Plouay, France (August 27, 2018) — Alison Jackson fought her way into the Top 10 once again, placing 6th at the Grand Prix de Plouay, the 21st race on the UCI Women’s World Tour calendar. The result marks the second time that the Canadian has slipped into the Top 10 at the World Tour level.
“I’m very excited to achieve a goal I have had for awhile: a top 10 in a UCI Women's World Tour race,” said Alison Jackson. “I was 9th in Norway, but it is a different feeling to secure a top 10 in a one-day race from such a select group. My form is good, and I am confident in the limits I can take my Fuji Supreme.
“The only problem now is being so close that I could taste the podium, so it stings to miss out in the finish. The team is getting closer and closer to that podium and the victory. Consistency is a big part of that, and it’s great to see Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank really gaining respect in the European peloton.”
The Grand Prix de Plouay featured four laps of a demanding 27km circuit that included challenging climbs and technical descents before heading into a final 14km loop. Jackson was supported by the team of Brodie Chapman (AUS), Alice Cobb (GBR), Ingrid Drexel (MEX) and Shannon Malseed (AUS) to be in position for the last circuit of the race.
Throughout the race, attacks were launched, but in the end, it was a true race of attrition, with a select group of 15 riders heading into the finish. Jackson tagged every final move, finishing 6th in the final sprint.
“I’m really proud of how the team is continuing to advance at the World Tour level,” said Linda Jackson, Founder of Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank. “Alison is just starting to unlock her potential, and I’m excited for her to continue to grow and develop her incredible talent with our team.”