Founded in 2011, Specialized Women’s Racing is the longest standing women’s Australian National Road Series team and one of its most successful.

Now in our third season of support for SWR. Our commitment to the team continues to grow.

A non-profit women’s cycling team founded and managed by Elizabeth Phillipou, the team's ethos aligns perfectly with our philosophy on female sport. Beyond just flogging themselves racing, the team’s objective is to raise the profile and professionalism of women's cycling and inspire more women to ride. SWR, with the help of primary sponsors Specialized and Black Sheep, is also determined to provide a pathway for up and coming female cyclists to progress into the professional ranks.

Diversity rules.

SWR brings a diverse group of athletes to the National Road Series. From road to track; mountain biking to world champions. Each of them women brings a wealth of diverse experiences, knowledge and skills to the team. And they’re encouraged to share it so they can learn from each other and grow as a team.


Providing a pathway through cycling.

Women’s cycling is, and always has been, a second thought. We're trying to change that with the WMN Initiative – of which SWR is a major beneficiary. The WMN Initiative is a program that focuses on providing a pathway through cycling both aiming to increase female participation and provide domestic elite female cyclists with the opportunity to gain experience across a wealth of disciplines and races. 5% of all Black Sheep WMN & SWR-branded products go straight to the WMN Initiative.

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