Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
23 Apr 2017
6:29 pm

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio shines again on World Tour

Wesley Botton

The local rider's cracking form continues as she completes a second top 10 finish in the space of two weeks.

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images.

Road cyclist Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio continued to build on her superb form on Sunday, earning her third top-10 finish at a World Tour race in the space of eight days.

The 31-year-old Cervelo-Bigla Pro Cycling rider finished sixth at the Liege-Bastogne-Liege, 31 seconds off the pace of Dutch winner Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans), after finishing sixth and ninth respectively at La Fleche Wallonne Feminine, also held in Belgium, and the Amstel Gold Race in the Netherlands.

“Overall I am happy with how things are progressing. It’s getting better every race,” said Moolman-Pasio, who closed out her European spring campaign in style after recovering from a fractured hip late last year.

“It’s amazing to ride with this (Cervelo-Bigla) team. The level of commitment to each other and to the team goal is so inspiring.

“We started Amstel Gold with bad luck and not being in a great position and every race since then we have taken a step up.”

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