Saturday 1 December 2012

Daily Cycling Facts 01.12.2012

Alex Rhodes, born today in 1984
(image: GSL CC BY-SA 2.5
Alex Rhodes was born on this day in 1984 in Alice Springs. After a very promising early track career, Alex was seriously injured in a road accident in 2005 that led to the death of team-mate Amy Gillett, but she returned the following year to win one stage of the Bay Classic and two bronze medals at the Australian National Track Championships. Since then, she has won three more stages at the Bay Classic and a bronze at the National Time Trial Championships. In 2011, she came 5th overall in the Ladies' Tour of Qatar and became Australian Elite Road Race Champion.

David Nicholas, born in Rockampton, Australia on this day in 1991, won the gold medal for the Individual Time Trial and a bronze in the Individual Road Race at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Born with cerebral palsy, he also competes in karate competitions.

Other cyclists born on this day: Eduard Vorganov (Russia, 1982); Matthew J. Feiner (USA, 1963); Radim Kořínek (Czechoslovakia, 1973); John Bugeja (Malta, 1932); Uwe Nepp (Germany, 1966); David Dibben (Cayman Islands, 1959); Fons van Katwijk (Netherlands, 1951); Pietro Bestetti (Italy, 1898, died 1936); Eddie Testa (USA, 1910, died 1998).

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