Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rochelle Gilmore: Lotto Honda rider wins gold medal at 2010 Commonwealth Games

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Aussie rider Rochelle Gilmore is no stranger to high speeds on two wheels...
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No, there are no motorcycles here. But it is about Honda and speed on two wheels, so we can probably get away with giving it a mention on Faster and Faster. Rochelle Gilmore, team leader of the Lotto Honda Ladies Team, isn’t really as fast as Leslie Porterfield or Trillium Muir, but the spunky 29-year-old from Australia has won a gold medal in the 112km cycle road race at the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi, India. ‘I'm thrilled to have won a Commonwealth Games gold medal. It's been a long, tough season and I'm delighted that all the hard work and dedication has paid off,’ says Rochelle.

‘Cycling and the Honda brand have many parallels. Cycling provides green mobility and Honda is a world leader in low emission vehicles,’ says Satoshi Matsuzawa, Honda Australia’s Managing Director and CEO. ‘The technological advancements in cycling mirror the technology breakthroughs we have achieved over the years. Honda started with the humble bicycle, when Mr Soichiro Honda bolted engines to bicycle frames to create our first motorcycle. The rest they say is history. Today, cycle racing quenches our thirst for competition and continues our racing heritage,’ he adds.

Now, we wonder if Rochelle might be contemplating stepping up to a different Honda – a Fireblade or even a CBR600RR – sometime in the near future. If she does, the cycling champ might just end up providing some high-speed competition to Ms Porterfield and Ms Muir...!

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