Story: Cycle racing

Sarah Ulmer

Sarah Ulmer

Sarah Ulmer rides a victory lap after winning the 3000-metre individual pursuit race at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. It was New Zealand's first Olympic cycling gold medal. Sarah came from a legendary cycling family. Her grandfather, Ron Ulmer, was a national cycling champion in the 1930s and her father, Gary, was a 1950s cycling champion.

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Simon Kennett, 'Cycle racing - Road and track: from the mid-20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Simon Kennett, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Oct 2015