I’m pleased to have the support of Cycling Australia in 2014 for my European season ahead racing with the Jayco AIS Women’s Team…. thanks to Cycling News for the chat featured above!
In 2014 I am proud to turn over a new leaf – a new partnership with NSWIS, and head coach Brad McGee, moving forward on my road to Rio 2016.
A decision oriented around best access to resources and coaching and support while in Australia supported by Cycling Australia – we all have a common goal and that is to stand on the World Championship and Olympic dais.
An important part in achieving this is to put in place the best possible performance pathway inclusive of everything from coaching, testing, sports science, sports medicine, strength and conditioning.
It is indeed a decision I have not taken lightly after receiving phenomenal career establishing support initially from Gary West then Tim Decker at SASI since I set foot on the pedals in early 2008.
I’d like to take a small opportunity to express a big congratulations to the seven Aussie ladies selected for the World Championships this month. Sadly and unfortunately I won’t be wearing the Green and Gold in Florence, racing through my European training ground, Toscana.
Obviously this is an enormous disappointment not to represent Australia on the world stage twelve months after the proudest moment of my life.
A complex knee injury mid way through this year resulted in minimal race days in the past few months, hence racing against time for optimal preparation required to race a world championship.
Currently I am extremely happy to have made a comeback competing in some late season races and rounding out what has been a very successful season for Hitec Products.
I am looking forward to big picture goals beginning with rebuilding over the offseason in Australia. I smile while I anticipate a very different 2014 season!
I have an enormous amount of gratitude for all my supporters throughout this year especially my coach Tim Decker, trainer Andi Lang, my professional team Hitec Products, Cycling Australia, the Australian Sports Commission European Training Centre, my private sponsors and family and friends.