Cambridge based Roadie come Ironman Meshy Holt has once again showed her class as one of the countries most celebrated road riders by taking out the Elite womens title at the Raboplus Championships in Te Awamutu today. The Olympian coupled this title up with the one she took out yesterday in the Individual Time Trial making it a massive haul of four gold medals in two consecutive years.
Taking it to the field however were International Marina Duvnjak, Tara Ellerton and Britta Martin of Nelson, making their break at the start of the race and building up a solid three minute margin over the peloton, the bridge of star names never made it across to the break which meant these two had to battle the conditions alone and were unfortunately hauled in just 10km from the finish.
Chasing Holt home in 2nd and 3rd spots respectively were veterans Karen Fulton of Star and Garter Tasman and Tracey Clark who 20 years on in New Zealand titles is still showing in the medals.
Race favourite Joanne Kiesanowski finished in the bunch in eighth place, after earlier being awarded the BikeNZ's 2008 road cyclist of the year honours for her eighth placing in the world championships and strong showing at Beijing.