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Month: June 2015

High5 Partner with Amy Gillett Foundation

High5 Sports Nutrition and RMG Sport Distribution are delighted to announce a new partnership with the Amy Gillett Foundation (AGF), uniting Australia’s leading bicycle safety organisation with one of the leading endurance nutrition manufacturers. High5 will become the exclusive nutrition partner for all AGF operated events during the term of the agreement. Matt Hall – Global Sales Manager for High5 said, “We are delighted to partner with the AGF. Cycle safety is a critical element for all road users so to have the chance to partner with such a wonderful organisation was an opportunity we had to take. Being properly fuelled and hydrated during a ride is crucial for enjoyment and safety of cyclists. We are looking forward to helping educate and hydrate all the riders in the upcoming Amy’s Gran Fondo and Amy’s Share the Road Tour.” This new partnership with the Amy Gillett Foundation is an expression of High5’s ambition to grow its brand and product exposure in Australia while developing meaningful relationships. High5 currently support the High5 Dream Team, the Australian Women’s Road Development Team and now, the Amy Gillett...

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Rebecca Wiasak Blog: Australian Track Endurance Squad Training

I am living the dream. Riding my bike in Europe during summer. It’s knicks and jersey weather. But this is no holiday. This is business. For the first two weeks of camp there have been six women from the Australian Track Endurance squad based in the Netherlands. We all have rainbows. It is the first time the five more senior riders have been together since one very special week in Paris in February. We are also joined by current Junior World Pursuit Champion Alex Manly. We train, sleep and eat. And then repeat. We have done all this before,...

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Ellen Skerritt Blog: The Next Chapter

I am thrilled to be able to announce (finally!) that I will be spending the next three months with the newly formed High5 Development Cycling Team and in less than a few weeks will be jetting off to live abroad in pursuit of chasing my ambition of becoming an international professional cyclist. At the beginning of the year, the prospect of pursuing this dream looked dismal due to the lack of support in the women’s road cycling program. That lack of belief for a future in Women’s Cycling fell to an all-time low within Australia with many questioning it’s...

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Subaru High5 Australian Women’s Development Team Announced

Cycling Australia (CA) has confirmed the five riders who will ride as part of the Subaru High5 Women’s Development Team for 2015. Shannon Malseed (VIC), Jenelle Crooks (QLD), Jessica Mundy (SA) and Ellen Skerrit (QLD) were identified by selectors from a group of eighteen athletes as having the physical capabilities and mental attributes required to succeed as a professional female cyclist following the infamous military-style selection camp held at the AIS in Canberra earlier this year. Mundy and Skerrit have participated in earlier editions of the grueling nine-day camp and as such, the CA High Performance selectors were already familiar with their qualities and values.  The camp was an opportunity for them to confirm their abilities, which they did. For Skerrit, this will be her maiden trip racing overseas in the European peloton. “I am a little nervous about going to Europe as it is a totally different scene to the National Road Series although the level of racing and the quality of riders has definitely picked up. From the stories I’ve been told, it is going to be complete chaos. “I want to go over there and make an impression on the races and put it out there that we’re not only here to race, but to win,” says Skerrit. At only 20 years of age, Mundy is considered the ‘veteran’ of the team in terms of experience...

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