Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
11 Feb 2017
6:29 pm

Heidi Dalton stuns competitive field in Wellington

Wesley Botton

21-year-old, rather un-fancied in the buildup, claims a cracking win.

Heidi Dalton claimed a surprise win. Photo: Roger Sedres/Gallo Images.

Heidi Dalton stunned a quality field on Saturday to win the elite women’s road race at the SA Road Cycling Championships in Wellington.

The 21-year-old rider broke away from the peloton and produced a superb solo effort to finish nearly four minutes clear of her nearest competitor.

Defending champion An-Li Kachelhoffer grabbed second spot, edging out Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, who won the time trial title earlier in the week, in a tight sprint.

The elite men’s road race was set to be held on Sunday, closing out the week-long national championships.

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