Taylah rides into the future
WHEN Taylah Jennings made it to 2009 Australian Road Cycling Championships it was a proud moment, but her tremendous results at the event have taken emotions to another level.
Taylah was in Canberra recently as a representative for the Queensland Team in her first year JWU17 (Junior Women Under 17).
For a 15-year-old selection usually gives a rider an opportunity to learn from the experience without challenging the leader board.
That was not the way for the young Rockhampton cyclist as she recorded three tremendous finishes.
First up was the 10 kilometre Time Trial in which Taylah recorded a creditable 13th placing.
From that point the results were even better. Her next event at the championship was the gruelling 45km road race and sixth place.
Obviously the Road Race took little out of the future star as she backed up that result with a fifth in the criterium just 24 hours later.
While those results are incredible for a rider in her first season of racing under-17, it should not be too unexpected as she has shown her talent already this year.
In the Queensland Junior Road Cycling Championships at Brisbane in July, Taylah won gold after winning the criterium.
Recently she also showed her class with her results and breaking her grade's record for the Rockhampton Cycling Club's King of the Mountain.