2011 Australian National Women’s Road Race Championships

by CyclingTips


Photos courtesy of James Broadway and Jarrod Partridge

Congratulations to Alexis Rhodes for winning the 2011 Australian National Road Race on Saturday. The first time I heard of Alexis Rhodes was when I first moved to Austrlia in 2005 and saw the tragety of Amy Gillett and her teammates on the news. Alexis survived after sustaining a broken back and many other traumas. To be able to push on after such a horrific physical and emotional experience is truly remarkable.

On a personal level I also want to congratulate my friend Jo Hogan for running 3rd in her second National Road Race. Of course a big congrats goes out to Carla Ryan for getting 2nd, however after seeing first-hand how far Jo has come and riding on the same roads with her is absolutely inspiring. I’m incredibly happy to see her get such a great result amongst a break-through year. Jo is another one of those women who is well into a solid career (as an emergency nurse. Read her guest post here on how to treat an injured cyclist) and is following her dream as a professional cyclist. Well done to all you girls out there who manage to do that!

Here is a photo gallery of the Women’s National Road Race courtesy of Jarrod Partridge and  James Broadway. Love your work guys!

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