06 March 2006

Yay Sarah (again)!

Any time you take off from the pack is a bit of a bold move. Moreso when you're a handful of laps into a 124km cycle race. It'd be pretty lonely out there, without the buffer of another rider to give you soem respite from the Wellington wind, or to push each other further.

But Sarah did this in the Women's World Cup race yesterday, no doubt calling on years of heartfelt solo track experience, to take the win by over 4 minutes. In doing so she became NZ's first World Cup stage winner, stimulated possibly hundreds of Wellington women to investigate getting into road cycling, and cemented her place at the top table of New Zealand cyclists, sportspeople, and kiwi icons.

Nice work, eh?

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