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by Shane Stokes
June 3, 2017
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Avermaet wins stage two of Skoda Tour of Luxembourg, Drucker holds race lead; Resurgent Betancur ensures Movistar comes out best on day one of Hammer Series Limburg; Prologue winner Le Bon takes stage one of the Boucles de la Mayenne; Despite quiet season, Froome confident ahead of Dauphiné; Former race winner Talansky spearheads Cannondale-Drapac in Critérium du Dauphiné; Martin the designated leader of Quick Step Floors team at the Critérium du Dauphiné; Cannondale-Drapac team plays down talk title sponsor is leaving; Laws speaks about living, and riding, with cancer; Critérium du Dauphiné set to race Alpe d’Huez from a new direction; Blythe says he was forced to apologise to dangerous driver; Ultracycling legend Mike Hall’s ashes being transported on poignant final journey; Lucy Kennedy awarded twelfth Amy Gillett Cycling Scholarship; Wanda Sport’s Ironman further expands cycling involvement with purchase of Competitor Group Holdings; Video: JLT Condor Pro Cycling Team; Video: onboard graphics from the Hammer Series
Brisbane rider Lucy Kennedy has been named as the twelfth recipient of the Amy Gillett Cycling Scholarship, thus receiving important backing for the 2017 season. The 28-year-old is a current member of the High5 women’s cycling team and has taken a series of strong results this season, including victory in the Oceania Continental championship time trial, third in the road race, third in the Australian road race championships and fourth in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean road race. She was also Queen of the Mountains and stage winner in the recent Mersey Valley Tour.
“I’m delighted to be the recipient of this year’s Amy Gillett Cycling Scholarship. I’m very committed to my cycling and am in awe of the opportunities this will present,” she said. “It is a wonderful privilege to be selected and I’m wholeheartedly committed to honouring the opportunity.”
Amy Gillett was a talented Australian international rider who was hit by a driver while cycling in Germany in 2005. Her teammates were injured and she was killed. The foundation was set up to commemorate her and also to promote rider safety in Australia. The scholarship is intended to help riders to compete and develop.
The 2017 scholarship will help Kennedy to live, train and compete in Europe, racing for the 2017 High5-RMG Australian Women’s Road Development Team, as supported and delivered by Cycling Australia.
According to the selection panel, it was unanimous in choosing Lucy as the scholarship recipient ‘because of her sporting potential, her alignment to the values of the Amy Gillett Foundation and her commitment to a career outside sport, with bachelor degrees in Civil Engineering (Hons) and Commerce (Finance).’
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