Wagga cyclist Sophie Mackay has claimed the prize for the top female sprinter at the North Star Grand Prix in the US on the weekend.
Mackay worked with HB Supermint teammates in the six-stage race to win the chocolate jersey on Saturday and keep a hold of it during the final leg on Sunday.
The most challenging leg of the series was Sunday’s 14-lap criterium..
“It’s the most brutal criterium course I have ever seen,” Mackay said.
“You line up at the start line, and there’s a hill with an average grading of 17 per cent. If you’re not much of a climber, which I’m not, it’s very daunting. If you’re not going up, you’re going down.”
Next, Mackay and the team will race in Vancouver on July 8 in the BC Super Week.