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by Shane Stokes
April 20, 2018
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The Amy Gillett scholarship has been awarded to Grace Brown, who made a powerful impression in the past year with a strong debut into the National Road Series and podium performances among the influx of professional riders during Australia’s summer of racing.
In previous years the cornerstone of the scholarship, which is awarded to an up and coming Australian rider, has been a guaranteed block of European racing with the Australian High5 National Development team. However, with Cycling Australia pulling its support of the development squad this year the question was how would the scholarship holder get that valuable overseas experience?
To make sure the development opportunity remained for the Australian rider who received the scholarship, Wiggle High5 owner Rochelle Gilmore stepped into the void, just as she did when initial plans were announced to cut the development team in 2015.
The scholarship provides the opportunity to live, train and compete internationally with the Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling Team with support from Cycling Australia.
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