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by Shane Stokes
November 25, 2017
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Having come back from a hip fracture at the end of last year and then suffered another fracture in this year’s world road race championships, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio has explained the mentality she uses to deal with setbacks in her professional career.
“It’s taken me a lot of time to learn to deal with disappointments,” she told the De Velo website. “I feel it’s something I am getting better at every year. I am a Christian and believe things happen for a reason. Every challenge is there for an end goal, or to make you stronger and teach you a lesson. That is the only way I have managed to get up after every fall. It has carried me through injuries and disappointments.
“If you learn to roll with the punches and find the positives in every situation, it’s really amazing and develops your character. It allows you to go into life after cycling stronger and ready for new challenges. It’s all about developing a strong and positive mentality.”
Moolman is one of the leaders on the Cervélo Bigla team, but had to take something of a back seat early on this season while she was rebuilding form after that hip injury. “I approached the season differently, as I couldn’t be on top form in the early months. I took on a supporting role within the team, which was a change in mindset for me.”
However while she won five races between April and June, including the Emakumeen XXX. Bira, her luck changed. “The middle of the year was meant to be one of my biggest peaks, but I got sick in the Giro Rosa, one of the biggest races of the year. It put me on the back foot for two important objectives, the Giro and La Course. Cycling teaches you lessons over and over again.”
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