Elvin targets Flanders victory in 2019

Gracie Elvin wears the road grime of Ronde van Drenthe

Mitchelton-Scott 's Gracie Elvin is taking aim at victory at the Tour of Flanders in 2019, after being unable to finish the one-day Classic this season due to illness, but having finished second there in 2017 . The 30-year-old Australian has enjoyed a successful year in support of her teammates, including compatriot Amanda Spratt and time trial world champion Annemiek van Vleuten . The Mitchelton-Scott women's team enjoyed 27 victories in 2018 – their best-ever season – but Elvin says she's now keen to get back to winning ways herself, in addition to continuing to help set her teammates up for victory. "As well as the Classics, and particularly the Tour of Flanders, I'll be challenging myself more again next season by setting some goals around hillier one-day races and also some time trials," Elvin said on her team's website. "I was happy with how much my time trial skills ...

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