2014 Oceania Elite Road Championships
Bags packed, I was again ready for the next cycling race on the calendar with Team Avanti. This time it was off to Toowoomba, Queensland where the 2014 Oceania Road Championships would take place. Toowoomba holds mixed emotions for me being the place I met my girlfriend Lucy for the very first time and where I also made my first NRS podium. But it’s also the location I was airlifted out of after a serious racing accident making it a place I love and hate. We arrived a few days prior to the race, allowing some time for course recon and to acclimatize to the humidity that QLD is renowned for. Our training rides were split between two with the time trial riders preparing separately while the rest of us who were only racing in the road race did our own thing.