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The Crazy Horse

July 01, 2015

Orica-AIS rider Valentina Scandolara must have the best nickname going around, affectionately known as the ‘crazy Italian’. Not to mention ‘Jack’ as in Jack Russell, ‘Crazy Horse’, ‘Little one’, and seemingly many more. It’s clear to see Valentina is a favourite amoungst the team.

Find out why Bright and Mt Beauty is such a stomping ground for world-class cyclists... And the rest of us!

In this quick chat we find out which countries are on her bucket list, what her super power would be and her aspirations after cycling.

We also get the great story behind her first ever cycling trophy and much more.

Scarlett Hagen is doing seriously cool stuff with Bike School

Valentina’s recent race results

2015:

  • 1st Santos Women's Tour - General Classification

  • 1st Santos Women's Tour - Stage 1

  • 2nd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

  • 2nd Drentse 8

  • 2nd SwissEver GP Cham-Hagendorn

  • 3rd Santos Women's Tour - Stage 3

  • 3rd Santos Women's Tour - Stage 4

  • 6th Euskal Emakumeen Bira - Prologue

  • 8th Santos Women's Tour - Stage 2

  • 8th Ladies Tour of Qatar - Stage 2

  • 8th Euskal Emakumeen Bira - Stage 1

  • 11th Ladies Tour of Qatar - General Classification

  • 14th Trofeo Alfredo Binda - Comune di Cittiglio WC

  • 14th Ladies Tour of Qatar - Stage 3

  • 19th Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria

2014

  • 1st Giro del Trentino Alto Adige - Sudtirol

  • 2nd UCI Road Cycling World Championship – Team Time Trial

  • 2nd National Championships Italy – Road Race

  • 2nd Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile – Mountains Classification

  • 4th Open de Suede Vargarda TTT

  • 5th National Championships Italy – Time Trial

  • 7th Ladies Tour of Norway – General Classification

  • 7th Ladies Tour of Norway – Stage 2

  • 10th Festival Luxembourgeois du Cyclisme Feminin – Mountain Classification

  • 11th Ladies Tour of Qatar – Stage 2

  • 12th Laides Tour of Qatar – Stage 1

  • 14th GP de Plouay-Bretagne

  • 14th The Women’s Tour – Mountains Classification

  • 14th Emakumeen Euskal Bira – Stage 4

  • 16th Ladies Tour of Norway – Prologue

  • 16th Emakumeen Euskal Bira – Stage 4

  • 18th Emakumeen Euskal Bira – Stage 3

  • 19th Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria

  • 19th Festival Luxembourgeois du Cyclisme Feminin – General Classification

  • 19th Ladies Tour of Qatar – General Classification

  • 19th Boels Rental Ladies Tour – Stage 2

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