Moolman aiming for double

NASHUA-TOYOTA’S Ashleigh Moolman Pasio listed the defence of her title in The Herald VW Cycle Tour in Port Elizabeth on Sunday as one of her three goals before jetting off to Italy in March for the European season.
She said this week’s national championships in the Friendly City – where she has entered the time-trial and road race – would be her first objective after having to settle for silver behind team-mate Lynette Burger in Oudtshoorn two years ago.
Her focus then shifts to the season’s first national classic, which starts from the same venue on the PE beachfront the following day. “After that, it’s on to the Cape Argus,” said the 25-year-old.
“I have recovered fully from my injuries and have been able to build a very good base,” said Moolman, referring to her collarbone that was shattered three times in less than 12 months, causing her to miss both the world championships in Australia and Commonwealth Games in India last October.
“It was a huge disappointment but, on the positive side, it has given me ample time to prepare for this season. I’m looking forward to racing again and holding thumbs that it will be a good, injury-free year.”
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