Moolman Pasio: Racing cautiously has cost me results but that'll change at SD Worx

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (CCC-Liv)
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (CCC-Liv), inaugural UCI Esports World Championship for women, will race on new team in 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ashleigh Moolman Pasio pulled on the rainbow jersey on her 35th birthday on Wednesday - or at least her avatar did - and while the new Esports World Champion sees a long-term future for herself in the virtual world, she still has unfinished business in the real one. 

In fact, the South African feels that, despite a successful 11-year career in which she has consistently been one of the leading figures in the women’s peloton, there is still unfulfilled potential. 

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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.