We would like to congratulate Lauren Kitchen, currently studying a Bachelor of Planning at UNSW, for being named the Under-23 National Cycling Time Trial Champion. Lauren has had an outstanding year, competing for the first time in the Open Women’s Cycling category after being named the 2008 ‘Australian Junior Cyclist of the Year’.

Lauren also represented UNSW in 2009, winning Gold at the Australian University Games in both the Road Race and the Women’s Criterium as well as Silver in the Women’s Individual Time Trial. Lauren was rewarded with a much deserved place in the Green and Gold squad.

Due to her success at the National Cycling Championships, Lauren wore the National Cycling Jersey for her team, Jayco AIS, at the recent Tour Down Under, the biggest international cycling race in the Southern Hemisphere. Kitchen will now focus on her attention on the Spring Classics in Europe in April.