While I was at the Flèche Wallonne with team Hitec Products UCK, I interviewed Rachel Neylan, just after she finished the race, where she’d ridden in support of her Hitec team-mate, Elisa Longo Borghini’s second place.
I’ve interviewed Rachel before, in 2011, on her route into cycling, but in the time since then, she’s had a truly tumultuous time, due to team circumstances and injury, and her 2012 looked like it was a year to forget… until she came back in a mixed team at the Tour de l’Ardèche. Her results there, including 3rd place on Stage 6 and 4th in the GC, earned her a spot representing Australia at the 2012 Road World Championships, where she rode an amazing race, ending on the podium with a silver medal.
We spoke about riding Flèche as a domestique, her Worlds race and triumphing over adversity."
My interview with Rachel - please head through and read it!
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It’s been an incredibly busy week of women’s cycling, with huge competitions in both Europe and the USA.
Three races in five days for the European peloton, starting with the mid-point of one of the most important competitions of the year – the Road World Cup. Certainly a busy week for Sarah Connolly, our pro women’s commentator."
Read my racing round-up please!
I can’t tell you how privileged I felt to be just a tiny part of Elisa and Ashleigh’s post-race experience. I’m still smiling! Please read my interviews!
My words and photos! Please read them!!
Click through for selected photos, and the story of the race preparations - all by me!