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by Matt de Neef
January 9, 2017
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Miles Scotson solos to thrilling Australian road race title; Garfoot adds women’s Australian road race title to tally in Orica-Scott one-two; Sam Jenner solos to Australian U23 road race title; Joe Cooper wins his second New Zealand road race title; Rushlee Buchan takes record-breaking fourth New Zealand road race title; Cyclocross national champions crowned; Chris Froome and Cadel Evans interview one another; Miles Scotson’s national champion’s jersey; Alberto Contador’s indoor training video; When indoor training and gymnastics collide.
Katrin Garfoot (Orica-Scott) took victory in the elite women’s road race at the 2017 Mars Cycling Australia National Road Championships, pulling off the time trial/road race double and delivering a clean sweep of the elite women’s green and gold road jerseys for her team.
It was a one-two for Orica-Scott with the win decided by a sprint to the line with teammate and defending champion Amanda Spratt, after the pair spent that last couple of laps working together off the front.
“There was a lot of time trialling today, team time trialling,” said Garfoot, who took third in 2014 and fourth last year. “I’ve wanted to be here for a few years now and I’ve finally made it so it feels definitely great, and a double as well which was also a dream.”
Queenslander Lucy Kennedy took the final spot on the elite podium, after also swapping into time trial mode to stay away from the chase after being dropped by the Orica-Scott pair. The winner of the under 23 title, run at the same time, was Alexandra Manly (Orica-Scott) who, like her older teammate, also pulled off the road race/time trial double.
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