Olympic pursuit gold medalist and world record holder, Sarah Ulmer, will reportedly return to competition at next month's national road championships near Wellington according to Radio New Zealand. The 30 year-old has been plagued by injury in 2006 after a late withdrawal from the Commonwealth Games individual time trial due to a pinched nerve in her back.
According to Michael Flynn, higher performance director at Bike NZ, Ulmer resumed training four weeks ago and still plans to pursue a career on the road. She has also been training on the nationals course in Upper Hut which includes several steep climbs.
The elite women's individual time trial will take place on January 11 while the road race title will be decided two days later.