Sarah Hammond

Best of 2016: Trans Am reflections: Race lead, blue feet, altitude sickness and a gender paradigm shift

It’s the time of the year when everyone is heading off for the holidays, spending time with family and taking advantage of the opportunity to explore some new locations on the bike. It’s also a great time to unwind by catching up on your reading, so we are revisiting some of our best articles of …

3

Race to the Rock: Unstoppable Sarah Hammond wins outback odyssey

Sarah Hammond, the sole female rider in the first edition of the 2,310 kilometre Race to the Rock, has won with a buffer of hundreds of kilometres by pushing an unrelenting pace right to the finish of the brutally difficult dash into the Australian outback. The attrition rate at the front of the field was huge, the conditions …

7

Race to the Rock: Hammond plays leading lady again

Australian endurance cyclist Sarah Hammond is at it again. Just a couple of months after stepping off the bike at the Trans Am, where she became the first female leader of the 7,080 kilometre race across America, the 36 year old has taken the lead on day four of the Race to the Rock. The sole …

3

Jesse Carlsson leads the charge in the inaugural Race to the Rock

At 6am on Saturday morning roughly 20 riders got on their bikes and rode north-east out of Adelaide. In doing so they began the inaugural Race to the Rock, a solo, unsupported race from the South Australian capital all the way to Uluru, that famous sandstone rock in Australia’s Red Centre. In all the journey …

13

What it feels like to ride 7,000km in three weeks: Straight off the bike with Sarah Hammond

Nearly 7,000 kilometres, 320km per day, and more than 50,000 vertical meters of climbing over three weeks. These are just some of the inconceivable numbers that Sarah Hammond accumulated as she rode across the USA and completed the TransAm bike race. We spoke to Sarah on the phone from Yorktown, Virginia right after she finished …

4

The leading lady of the Trans Am’s first week

An Australian woman little known in the world of endurance racing claimed the spotlight at the Trans Am during the first week of racing, clocking up over 400 kilometres a day in mountainous terrain as she battled for the overall the lead of the unsupported race across the United States. Melbourne rider and Ella regular …

Trans Am: The race that makes a grand tour look short

There may not be a three-week trial like the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France in the Women’s WorldTour, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t females out there displaying the incredible endurance and mental toughness required to take on an epic multi-week race. On Saturday nine women lined up among the field of 63 racers in …

4

Finding motivation when the going gets tough

No matter how much you love the bike there is always the odd wet morning or can’t be bothered day when getting out on it seems a chore. Often all it takes is a bit of a quick reminder of how exciting cycling is, like maybe watching an exciting race of reading about a gutsy ride, to reignite …

2

The Oppy: slaying sleep monsters to chase an Australian women’s 24 hour record

Last week we learned that the two teams who last month finished the Audax Australia Flèche Opperman 24 hour team time trial with record breaking distances may be disqualified. If they are it would be sad news for all involved, but even so, it doesn’t change the fact that the men’s Team Brevet and the women’s team Four …

6

5 Reasons I Do Not Race

Sarah Hammond is a fixture in the Melbourne cycling scene. An endurance rider, Hammond is a serial everester (someone who has completed multiple Everestings, which are rides with a minimum ascent of 8,848 vertical metres in one continuous cycling effort) and is planning to tackle the epic 6,800km Trans Am event in 2016. The racing …

21

Pin It on Pinterest