After taking the crown, she said: "if someone were to tell me that I would be knocking on the door of a sub 15 min Old La Honda, I would have been the first person to say that they were crazy! While not a big race, these small steps show me that I am capable of more than I previously thought. I’m thankful for the people around me who had a vision of things I could not yet see and who have pushed me to do more than what I thought possible!"
Leah Thomas, Queen of the Mountain on Old La Honda
After a phenomenal performance, Leah Thomas now leads the competition to be the fastest rider to climb the iconic "Old La Honda."
The competition, set up by an investor from the Bay Area, is awarding a prize to the fastest female rider to complete the ascent by the end of the year. The "Old La Honda" climb, situated in Silicon Valley, is a segment on Strava measuring 4.8km, with over 500m of vertical gain and an average gradient of 8 percent.