Two weekends, two UCI World Series Races, two wins in totally opposing conditions, from eating mud in Belgium to leaving her rivals in the dust in Germany for the amazing Iron Sally.
Photo courtesy of Thomas Lienig
The race in Singen, Germany, usually comes down to tactics, so it’s important to stay concentrated and make a plan. It’s a fast, open 80km course with only 2000m of climbing so it’s not easy to make a break, but after 40 minutes an opportunity came and Sally grabbed it, building a lead over the chasing group of 8 riders. Riding solo for so long on such a course is a bit of a gamble, but fortunately there was no wind and the gap gradually increased, especially during the final 30 minutes when Sally was able to turn on the turbo after taking a TORQ guarana gel. After just over 3 hours Sally finished almost 4 minutes ahead of Swiss rider, Esther Suss, with German, Silke Schmidt, a further 3 minutes back.
Sally – Now I have a few day’s rest before we head back to Belgium for the Belgian Mountain Bike Challenge, a 3 day stage race that will hopefully be drier and warmer than our last Belgian experience!
Awesome result, Sally! Congratulations from all at TORQ.