Annie Last has set her sights on a World Cup podium spot after a career-best finish at Dalby Forest.
Last, who won world under-23 silver last year, finished 14th in Yorkshire, three minutes behind winner Julie Bresset, and improving from 20th in the opening World Cup round in South Africa.
Bresset’s triumph marked the Frenchwoman’s first victory on the World Cup circuit – and now Last is targetting her own steady rise to top spot.
“She’s on the podium and winning races, but I’ve got lots of things to improve on,” Last told BBC Radio York. “Hopefully with time I will get there.”
She continued: “I’m really happy with how I rode. The race went as well as I could have asked for. By the last lap I’d got nothing left so I had to give it everything I’d got, which wasn’t much, but it was OK.
“I’m just looking to move forwards and upwards through the field. Hopefully I’ll keep moving up through the year. I’m really happy with how I’m progressing and how the results show I’m progressing as well.”