Rachel Neylan is one of our AlkaWay Sports Ambassadors, powered by our hydrogen water and supplements. Why the congreats? She just came in 2nd at the 2015 Australian women’s road race championship on Saturday, but runner-up Rachel Neylan recorded a personal victory that she hopes will help propel the 2012 UCI road worlds silver medallist toward Rio 2016.
It has been a tough 18 months for the 32-year-old New South Wales native. After major oral surgery, a season-ending knee injury in 2013, and being hit by an automobile during a training ride 11 months ago, Rachel has endured what she considered “string of bad luck.”
“I really needed a big ride today,” said Neylan after the race. “It’s been a pretty challenging 18 months to two years since my world championship silver medal.
“I rode for the win today, but I didn’t pull it off, but to come away with a silver medal is nothing to be disappointed about.”
Neylan attacked on Mt. Buninyong with a kilometer and a half to go of the 10-lap, 102-kilometer race, and dropped Mullens off a left hand turn coming into the finish.
“I had a big attack there, and I did drop her and she groveled back,” Neylan said. “I really gave it my best shot. I made the race, and it was my attack that pulled us away.
“Basically I called the shots the last two laps of the race, and I think it proves my race intuition and tactical ability has really developed the last couple of years, and it’s not just my strength and endurance but the ability to put that in the right place at the right time and I’m a lot more confident in that.
Well done Rachel. No doubt the H2 helped.