UCI congratulates Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio for Sport Award
The International Cycling Union (UCI) has congratulated Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio for her South African Sportswoman of the Year in the 2015 SA Sport Awards. UCI President, Mr Brian Cookson, wrote to Cycling SA President, Mr William Newman: “I would like to pass on my sincere congratulations to Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio on being named South African Sportswoman of the Year, as well as finishing in the top ten in the UCI rankings – a first for a South African cyclist. What a wonderful achievement for her personally, and for South African cycling.
“This kind of recognition is highly motivating and we wish Ashleigh and all the other talented South African riders great success for the coming Olympic year 2016.”
Moolman-Pasio walked away with the award for the second year in a row marking a great achievement for professional cycling in South Africa. She further made history this year by becoming the first South African road cyclist to finish in the top ten of the UCI ranking.