Georgia Williams has powered to her third New Zealand Time Trial Championship title today in Cambridge, putting 22 seconds into her nearest rival.
The 27-year-old stormed to victory, regaining the championship title that she last won in 2019. Williams covered the 27.6kilomtre course in a time of 38minutes 46seconds, to give Team BikeExchange their fourth championship title for 2021, following on from the recent success at the Australian Championships.
Williams now looks ahead to the weekend, when she will try to make it a ‘double’, as she lines-up for the road race event which takes places on Sunday, 14th February.
“I was feeling pretty good coming into this event. However, my training was pretty rushed over the last two months after coming out of hotel quarantine, having returned from overseas at the start of December, but I think my coach Alejandro (González-Tablas) and I managed it well.
“I was happy with my ride, I went out a bit hard but managed to hold it okay. I was chasing the second-place getter Jaime Nielsen (Waikato Bay of Plenty) and I knew she was the one to beat, so I could tell I was up on her which gave me confidence.
“It’s really special to start the season off like this and bring the TT jersey back. Not having it last year was real motivation to get it this year.”
New Zealand Time Trial Championships 2021 – Results:
1. Georgia Williams (Team BikeExchange) 38:46
2. Jamie Nielson (Waikato Bay of Plenty) +0:22
3. Bronwyn Macgregor (The Tank Guy) +1:56
Photo Courtesy of Cullen Browne.