The bronze medal in the individual pursuit is particularly special. Not quite three years ago, I made the decision to switch from sprinting to endurance in order to focus on the omnium. I’m fitter now than I was when we made that decision, but due to my background, my weakest events in the omnium remain the endurance-style events such as the points race and the individual pursuit. To earn a medal in an event that has traditionally been my weakness is a huge confidence boost – especially when we made a late decision to have me ride the individual pursuit at Worlds in the first place. I’m already keen to give it another crack next year, but this time with more specific preparation.
Next for me is the road! I’m about to start my first professional year of racing on the road with ORICA-AIS, and I’m really looking forward to it. I may have to race a couple of track races during the year as qualification for the 2014 Track World Championships as I’m still interested in balancing both the track and the road in the lead up to Rio 2016. Melissa Hoskins shares this sentiment, and she and I both realize that we are very fortunate to have a road team that is so accommodating with our dual ambitions. But for now, I can’t wait to get on the road and give the 2013 road season a serious crack!
Quotes from Australia’s Nettie Edmondson on her racing in the Track World Champs - click through for more from her and Melissa Hoskins