November 30, 2011
It was a great trip away with the New Zealand U19 team, and some new riders who replaced the older U19’s who have now moved out of the team. The atmosphere was buzzing with fun and encouragement.
I came away with 3 Gold Medals, in the three Under 19 sprint events. First up was the Team Sprint with my New Zealand team mate Kate Dunlevey. We qualified in first position and rode off against the Australia pairing (one of which was in the Australian team at the Junior World Championships with me last August) to secure the gold by a close 0.098 of a second in the afternoon session.
|Kate and I during the change over of the Team Sprint final|
Later in the evening was the Individual 500m time trial final. I wasn’t sure how it was going to go with my legs rather heavy after two team sprints in them but I was more than happy with the outcome of first place, winning by over half a second.
|Me after the 500m Time Trial|
|The 500m Time Trial Podium|
|During the final of the Sprints|