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Neve Bradbury on being one of cycling’s rising stars, racing against idol Annemiek van Vleuten

Neve Bradbury on being one of cycling’s rising stars, racing against idol Annemiek van Vleuten

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After taking a chance on the Zwift Academy two years ago, Neve Bradbury has become one of the most promising young climbers in the peloton.

The 20-year-old Australian won the fifth edition of the competition in 2020, which is run by the virtual training company and offers winners an opportunity to earn a professional contract. She made her professional debut with Canyon-SRAM at the Santos Festival of Cycling, where she finished sixth overall.

Since then, Bradbury has been kicking on with leaps and bounds and ramped up her racing program for 2022. She took some strong results, including eighth at Durango-Durango, winning the youth classification at the Tour of Scandinavia, and second in the category at the Tour de Suisse.

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However, her personal highlight this year was her grand tour debut at the Giro d’Italia Donne where she took 10th overall and second in the youth classification behind kiwi racer Niamh Fisher-Black. It was a confirmation of her developing talents as a climber.

“I thought I was a climber, but I didn’t really know for sure, and I also have never ridden race for 10 days in a row,” Bradbury told VeloNews . “I was so excited to race because initially at the start of the year, I wasn’t down for the Giro. I wasn’t selected, and then maybe two or three weeks […]

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