Indoor training helps Moolman Pasio smash PB on outdoor Rocacorba climb

Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (Image credit: Getty Images)

At the weekend, as COVID-19 lockdown measures were eased in Spain, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (CCC-Liv) ventured outside for the first time and headed straight for her local climb of Rocacorba near Girona. She climbed it three and a half minutes quicker than she’d ever done before.

The South African reached the top of the 9.9km climb, which averages just over seven per cent, in 31 minutes and nine seconds, bolstering her own ‘Queen of the Mountain’ ranking on Strava.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.