“We are delighted to award Sarah Gigante with the 2019 scholarship," Lisa Jacobs, Amy Gillett Foundation board member, said. "We received many outstanding applications making selection competitive, but we were very impressed by Sarah’s stunning achievements in both cycling and her studies.
“Sarah’s passion, resilience and determination throughout significant setbacks have all been well documented. These qualities will allow Sarah to be a valuable ambassador for safe cycling and will also honour Amy’s legacy."
The Victorian youngster was delighted by the news.
“Amy was an extremely keen academic and cyclist, so she is one of my biggest inspirations and it’s an absolute honour to hold this scholarship in her name,” Gigante said.
Established in 2006 to honour the memory of Amy Gillett who was killed by a driver while training in Germany, the scholarship - awarded jointly iwth Cycling Australia - assists one promising young female cyclist each year to pursue professional cycling and race internationally.
“We congratulate Sarah Gigante on receiving the 2019 Amy Gillett Scholarship," Cycling Australia CEO Steve Drake said. "Sarah has achieved outstanding results on and off the bike over the last few years and we look forward to seeing her career ambitions continue to grow and flourish."