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by Shane Stokes
September 26, 2017
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High5 Dream Team rider Lucy Kennedy emerged best in the Battle Recharge race, the latest round of the 2017 Subaru National Road Series, on Monday. Her squad beat Specialized Women’s Racing and NSWIS Sydney Uni on Saturday’s morning team time trial, while the latter team’s Ashlee Ankudinoff triumphed in that afternoon’s criterium.
Kennedy then made her move on Sunday’s road race, winning ahead of Macey Stewart (TIS Racing Team) and her own teammate Rebecca Wiasak. She then sealed her overall victory by winning Monday’s concluding road race. Kristina Clonan (High5 Dream Team) and Wiasak were second and third. The final GC saw a High5 Dream Team-dominated podium, with Wiasak and Roper in the runner-up slots.
In the men’s events, IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness took the opening team time trial ahead of Mobius Future Racing and NSWIS Cycling Team. Its rider Cameron Bayly then triumphed in Saturday afternoon’s crit, winning ahead of Sascha Bondarenko-Edwards (Futuro Pro Cycling) and Tristan WARD (Tineli-Powerstream Racing).
Oliver’s Real Food Racing rider Brendon Davids raised the flowers in Sunday’s road race, getting the better of Kane Richards (Team McDonald’s Down Under) and Jason Lea (IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness).
Davids then took the final overall on Monday, with the stage win going to Timothy Roe (IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness) and Ryan Cavanagh (NSWIS Cycling Team). Lea and Richards took second and third in the general classification.