Dr. Kimberly Wells, MD, wins First Stage of the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Race today, January 1st 2013, beating the one who came back to defend her 2012 title, Melissa Hoskins.
Wells tells reporters:
“I remember being in fourth year med school and wanting to do this. I lived in North Queensland at the time; disposable income is hard when you’re at uni. As a woman trying to do cycling at that point, I couldn’t do it. Basically I just had to wait another three or four years…”
"I’ve dabbled in cycling for a long time, but it’s probably in the last year or two that I’ve decided to take it to a more serious level in terms of getting coaching and making myself available for more racing,” said Wells, who is being coached by retired Australian champion and Olympic gold medallist Sara Carrigan.
“I have always fostered a desire to do sport at an elite level. I remember being in fourth-year med school and wanting to do this, but … disposable income is hard when you’re at uni.”
“As a woman trying to do cycling at that point, I couldn’t do it. So basically I just had to wait another three or four years before I was in a position to be able to do it. For the men it’s a different story … the guys can make a living out of cycling.’’