Edmondson, Malseed take Australian road titles: Your CT Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

January 8, 2018

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Alex Edmondson dashes to Australian road race title; Shannon Malseed sneaks past the favourites to become Australian champion; Cyrus Monk solos to Australian U23 road title; Georgia Williams claims New Zealand nationals double; Jason Christie, Hamish Bond claim New Zealand national titles; Durbridge suffers concussion and broken collarbone in Road Nats crash; Michael Matthews to target Spring Classics and Tour de France sprints in 2018; Greg LeMond critical of Chris Froome’s salbutamol excuse; Pierre Rolland to tackle the Tour de France and Vuelta a España in 2018; American Classic shuts up shop; Meet Shannon Malseed, 2018 Australian road race champion.

Durbridge suffers concussion and broken collarbone in Road Nats crash

by CyclingTips

Luke Durbridge (Mitchelton-Scott) will miss the remainder of the Australian summer races after a heavy fall on the penultimate lap of Sunday’s Road Nationals road race.

Durbridge had just attacked from a reduced peloton to close down a move by Simon Clarke (EF Education First-Drapac) when he lost control on a right-hand corner. The time trial silver medalist hit the deck then slid into a gutter, the impact resulting in a concussion and broken right collarbone.