The Skinny Lattes Cycling Club is thrilled to have formalised our project of supporting and encouraging young female cyclists through our annual awards. This has been something we have been doing informally for a number of years but in 2011 the groundwork was done to establish two annual awards which are open to all junior female cyclists who are a member of a Cycling SA Club.
2011/2012 Jessica Mundy
The first of these awards was won by Norwood Club member Jessica Mundy. Jessica represented Australia in the Junior Cyclones team which competed in the 2011 Youth Commonwealth Games at Isle of Man in September; she then went to Copenhagen for the 2011 UCI Junior Road Worlds.
2012 has delivered well deserved results for Jessica, firstly at the National Track Cycling Championships in Adelaide and then when she won the 2012 Australian Junior Mountain Climbing championships held at Mount Buffalo in March.
She scored emphatic wins in both the Time Trial and Road Race disciplines to win the overall Alpe d' Buffalo General Classification. The Road Race stage was a gruelling event and on the run to the finish required the full 23km ascent of Mt Buffalo to the summit at Dingo Dell. Jessica Mundy broke away from the U19 women’s field on the climb to record a solo victory
This is the second time that the club has recognised Jessica’s talents and dedication to the sport.