We are only just beginning, but our riders are already proving they have what it takes to be champions! High5 Dream Team Rider, our very own Kimberley Wells, has taken out the First Place Victory at the 2015 National Criterium Race.
She will now proudly wear the National Stripes on her specially designed High5 Dream Team cycling kit. Below are some words from Kimberley and a sneak peak of what the kit will look like!
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“The good doctor, Kimberley Wells, is the 2015 Australian criterium champion”.
The familiar voices in cycling commentary rang down the streets of Ballarat as I struggled to breathe.
Nothing rings as a more true, happy, New Year forecast than winning a national championship. Zipping up the green and gold Australian critierium jersey atop the podium and embracing the national anthem is a magical experience.
For me, 2015 is about rewriting my story. It is about saying goodbye and good riddance to 2014. When you come through disappointment and battles to persevere, it only hardens your resolve to succeed. One year ago, I had pneumonia and watched the national championships, and Australian team selections, dissolve in front of me.
I’ve come full circle. I’m fit, healthy and invigorated for the year ahead. I will treasure my Aussie stripes, and the look written across my face as I finished. It was at once both agony and ecstasy.