19 May 2012

Joseph breaks wrist, Olympic hopes on line

10:11 am on 19 May 2012

The New Zealand mountain biker Rosara Joseph has received a blow to her Olympic aspirations after breaking her wrist in practice for this weekend's UCI World Cup in France.

The 30-year-old Rabobank Giant professional suffered the injury in preparations for Monday's race at La Bresse, which is the final qualifying opportunity for the London Olympics.

Joseph is locked in a battle with fellow New Zealander Karen Hanlen for the solitary spot in the team for the cross country.