Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Torture Test Coming for Cycling Ace

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Torture Test Coming for Cycling Ace

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CYCLING: Shara Gillow's aim of winning an Olympic cycling gold medal will depend to a great extent on what might be termed C[pounds sterling]the vomit zoneC[yen].

The 24-year-old from the Sunshine Coast starred on Tuesday at the Australian road cycling championships, winning the women's elite gold medal by more than a minute to defend her national title.

She is undoubtedly the top Australian in the women's time trial seven months from the London Games but Gillow wants to win in London, not go there just for the tracksuit.

At her best she would be about fifth or sixth in the world and Australian coach Martin Barras said if Gillow was to become a medal contender, she would have to improve her ability to suffer.

C[pounds sterling]Everything above threshold, everything that's vomit-inducing, is basically where her biggest margin of progression is at the moment,C[yen] Barras said.

C[pounds sterling]We're looking at that for her training and preparation. …

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