With the wild weather at the weekend, the last thing many people would want to be doing is riding a bike at speed. Liam White is not one of those people.
White, 24, braved the cold and wet conditions out in Burrumbeet during the Cycling Victoria State Road Championships. The Ballarat cyclist relented that the conditions were not ideal for time-trial or road racing.
"It was definitely less than ideal to say the least," White told The Courier.
"There were massive and gusting winds on Saturday which is pretty treacherous when you're on a time trial bike.
"For the road race it was probably one of the coldest races I've ever been in... once you got wet the wind took effect."
I'd say for 80 per cent of the race I couldn't feel my hands.Liam White
Despite the conditions, White pushed forward, ending the weekend with a pair of podium finishes.
White finished third in the time trial event on Saturday behind Nick Squillari and Jordan Villani, a result he said he was happy with.
"I knew for the time trial that it would probably be the three of us on the podium, what order we finished in was still up in the air. I couldn't complain, I did what I thought I could do."
White followed up his time trial success with a second place finish in Sunday's 125km road race behind teammate Jensen Plowright.
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