Friday, March 30, 2007

Comment from Cy @ Cotic

"Our team rider Kate Potter's Australian adventure is now over, and she's on her way back to Europe. She's done two races since the last report : NPS4, and the Oceania Championships. She'll be writing full reports from both when she's back, but we justed wanted to say BIG UP YOURSELF Kate!

Despite only contesting 3 of the 4 NPS rounds, Kate finished second overall which is a fantastic result.

Last weekend's Oceania Championships (equivalent to our European Champs), was held at Threadbo where Kate won the NPS in December . Unfortunately Kate got off to a bad start by her own standards, so a repeat course victory slipped out of reach early on. However, she fought back to 5th place overall and second Australian home, despite a late race slow puncture. The result earnt her lots of UCI ranking points, and cemented her place on the Cycling Australia coach's hit list for possible World Champs selection. The upshot of this is that Kate will be contesting two or three World Cups in Australian colours (but still aboard her trusty Cotic!) during the year. We're very pleased with this result - and the Aussie season as a whole - and if 5th in a major championship is what she can do on a bad day then we think she's in a great position to have a really competitive season with the Cotic Bontrager Race Team in the UK this summer."

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