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Nettie Edmondson Blog

Nettie Edmondson Blog: Why Girona?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Features, Nettie Edmondson Blog | 0 comments

Nettie Edmondson Blog: Why Girona?

I was recently asked why I, and so many other professional cyclists call Girona home. It is quite strange when you think about it; hundreds of cyclists and triathletes from numerous countries around the globe, all choosing the same little town to call their home. It’s almost like we’re going back to school camp; a place filled with similar people, doing similar things, all within walking distance of each other. Back in 2013, I was dating a professional cyclist who had followed a few of his friends to Girona the previous year. The...

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Nettie Edmondson Blog: Bene Ladies Tour

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Features, Nettie Edmondson Blog | 0 comments

Nettie Edmondson Blog: Bene Ladies Tour

I always knew Bene Ladies Tour would suit me, so I popped it down on my race ‘preference’ list. Wiggle High5 sprinters, Jolien and Gio wanted to do the Giro which gave me a free run to put my hand up to go for the overall GC at Bene. In previous editions, Bene has only consisted of 2-3 road races and a short 5-6km prologue. This year there were 3 road races, a 1.9km prologue AND a 10km Time Trial. This wasn’t as ideal, due to my lack of time-trialling ability, but I had nothing to lose. Why not have a crack? The 1.9km...

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Nettie Edmondson Blog: Time for a Change

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Features, Nettie Edmondson Blog | 0 comments

Nettie Edmondson Blog: Time for a Change

After 5 years of representing Australia on the track, it’s time for a change. I call it, Nettie 3.0. I had a crack at track sprinting, I found my niche in track endurance, but now it’s time to turn my focus to something else; the road. Whilst I signed my first pro-contract on the road with Orica-AIS in 2013, I still don’t feel like i’ve ever been able to give it a proper crack. It has always come secondary to my track commitments and has been used as a refreshing break, with good short term goals, like the Team Time Trial at the Road...

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Nettie Edmondson: “I’m going to go straight on the road”

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Features, Nettie Edmondson Blog, News | 0 comments

Nettie Edmondson: “I’m going to go straight on the road”

Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling’s Nettie Edmondson is preparing for her first full road season for several years in 2017, as the former double World Champion and Olympic Medalist moves her focus away from the track.  The 25-year-old South Australian has concentrated almost totally on the boards for the past two years, in a build up towards the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, last summer, but will take the opportunity to explore her potential on the road in the period between major objectives. “This year I’ve decided that I’m not going to...

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Nettie Edmondson Blog: Aussie Road Trip!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Features, Nettie Edmondson Blog | 0 comments

Nettie Edmondson Blog: Aussie Road Trip!

After travelling the world for countless races and competitions, Steph Morton and I decided it was time to see our own country. The Olympics is the pinnacle of our sport – a lot of mental and physical effort goes into preparing for this marvellous event, so as you can imagine the whole process can be rather taxing, regardless of the result. I didn’t set a date as to when I wanted to be back on the bike, but instead focussed on the things at the top of my bucket list; the things I don’t get to do when I’m in full-on training mode. I...

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Nettie Edmondson Blog: Around Japan in 10 Days – Part 1

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Features, Nettie Edmondson Blog | 0 comments

Nettie Edmondson Blog: Around Japan in 10 Days – Part 1

The Rio Olympics are over. Now what? I’ve been going hard on the bike for four years. I had a month off after London, 2012 and then a second month pottering around on my bike, writing my own schedule. Since then I’ve generally had two, two week breaks per year, after each Track and Road World Championship in April and September. I’ve been looking forward to another decent break for a while now, but the problem is, where to go. We travel around the world for this sport, but we don’t often get the chance to truly explore the countries we...

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Brazil: Olympic Dreams and Sisters’ Rendezvous

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Features, Nettie Edmondson Blog | 0 comments

Brazil: Olympic Dreams and Sisters’ Rendezvous

Brazil. Rio de Janeiro. 2016 Olympic Games. It has been all about the Olympic Games for me. After missing out on getting into medicine at University in July, 2010, I desperately wanted to make the Olympic Games. Two years later, I made it to London. I raced hard and came away with a bronze medal. This was great, but it left me wanting more. I therefore set my sights on the following cycle, which was to be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. It was a long way off, but I chipped away, focussing on each Track World Championships and European road...

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Nettie Edmondson Blog: One Step Closer

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Features, Nettie Edmondson Blog | 0 comments

Nettie Edmondson Blog: One Step Closer

Our time in Rockhampton is coming to an end. Six athletes, two coaches, a soigneur, a sports scientist and a gym coach on one Quest hotel floor for 27 days. Of those 27 days, just one was subject to rain, and that happened to be on our day off. That’s why we came to Rockhampton; it’s the middle of winter in Australia, yet we have had near-perfect weather, ranging in the low to mid twenties for over three weeks. That’s meant we’ve been able to put our heads down and get on with our training. Other than a few gym sessions a week, we’ve...

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Nettie Edmondson Blog: Nettie’s Top Tips for Ultimate Recovery

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Features, Nettie Edmondson Blog | 0 comments

Nettie Edmondson Blog: Nettie’s Top Tips for Ultimate Recovery

When pondering ideas for my monthly blog, I couldn’t quite hear my thoughts over the throbbing in my legs after yet another solid day of training. I suddenly had an idea; why not share some of my recovery tips with some of our most valued followers? Now, I must warn readers, I am no exercise physiologist. I can’t be sure if said tips are scientifically certified and I predict they have altered slightly from the original teachings of my past (or current) physical advisors, however they seem to work for me. Have a look and see what you...

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Nettie Edmondson Blog: The Pride of being an Olympian

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Features, Nettie Edmondson Blog | 0 comments

Nettie Edmondson Blog: The Pride of being an Olympian

I still remember the day our coach, Gary Sutton sat my track teammates, Josie Tomic, Melissa Hoskins and Amy Cure and I down the day before the 2012 Olympic Cycling Team was to be announced. We were on camp in Holland, sitting on the lounge in the corner of Sutto’s cabin. He said, “Tomorrow, you will be named an Olympian. You will become part of an elite club for the rest of your life. This is something that no one can ever take away from you.” Those words gave me goosebumps, and they still do today. On Saturday night I was invited to...

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