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‘Jumping in the deep end of the pool’ – The speedy rise of Lidl-Trek’s Felicity Wilson-Haffenden


Just a year ago Felicity Wilson-Haffenden was lining up at the Australian Road National Championships to see how she would fare against her rivals in the junior category given she’d now had at least a little time to hone her racing skills after having picked up a bike to allay the boredom during the COVID-19 lockdowns. 

It was Wilson-Haffenden’s second time racing at the event, but after claiming both the U19 road race and time trial title it became the first time she really started to believe that she may have what it takes to pursue the sport to the top level. Now just a year later the 18-year-old also has a world time trial title and will be stepping out of the junior ranks at the 2024 Australian Road National Championships as a member of one of the world’s top teams, Lidl-Trek.

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