TRIATHLON is his sport of choice, but a pelvic injury from bad crash in the Oceania Championships has restricted Jesse Featonby from swimming and running.
In his first race since the crash, Featonby took out the Bellbridge on Sunday, a tough cycling race set in hilly terrain near Albury.
“I was really surprised, I’ve been really fit, but I beat some really good quality guys at national and international level,” he said.
Featonby rode alone for most of the race after forging ahead of the breakaway pack nine kilometres in.
The men’s health advocate will complete a gruelling 8843 vertical metre ride, 111 laps of Monument Hill, equivalent to climbing Everest, on December 12, with funds going to Movember.
He was impressed to see around 20 Wagga cyclists.
“It’s good to have guys willing to travel an hour and a half, a lot of Albury guys come up to race in Wagga, too.”
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