“My team and I will work together to ensure we keep someone in the break at all times as we go for the podium,” she said.
“I’m excited when new races are added to the calendar. This is definitely a good kick-off for the rest of the season.
“It’s important to support new road events coming up. What also attracted me is that it is in my home town and there’s nothing better than doing a race where you’ve grown up.”
The 30-year-old felt her strengths came into play on more hilly routes.
“This race has a lot of climbs more towards the end; that will be better for me.
“My high fitness level also helps a lot during races and [enables] attacks throughout.”
She added that the biggest challenge would be to ensure they had a teammate involved in each attack.
“We work well together, so I have no doubt that we’ll be able to do this. Good communication is also key.”
Rossouw said their toughest competition would depend on which other teams participated, but Demacon and Cycle Nation always proved to be competitive.
“I know the area well as I grew up here, so I’m looking forward to being in a well-known location. I’m also excited to race with Elmari de Wet and Sanet Coetzee.”