Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Another blog entry not really about me... but about who I admire.
Lorian Graham comes to mind (see above). She is a 'local' cyclist from Qld who went through a lot of challenges after being badly injured in the AIS/Amy Gillett car incident. She has recently turned professional and won the QOM in the recent Tour of New Zealand.
Emma Pooley (see photo below) is another female cyclist to admire.
She just won the 'Trofeo Alfredo Binda - Comune di Cittiglio' race (part of the 2008 UCI world cup series) with a solo breakaway about 40kms from the finish!
From Emma after the race (C/o cyclingnews.com): "It was impulsive, I would say. I knew it was a bit early to attack, but I was in the right place and I thought I would have a go. I thought some people would come with me – maybe two or three others – it looked like an attack was going to go. But I was on my own so I thought I would keep riding. When it came to the last small lap and I still had a couple of minutes I was happy that I could keep going."
"Where I finish in a race is really pretty trivial when I consider I'm lucky just to be able to get up every day and enjoy riding my bike at all.
Competing fairly and giving everything you can in a race is more satisfying on a personal level than winning."