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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.
Earlier in the weekend Rushlee Buchanan (UnitedHealthcare) made history at the New Zealand National Championships, taking a record-breaking fourth victory in the elite women’s road race.
Buchanan outsprinted fellow Olympic track rider Georgia Williams and former triathlete Kate McIlroy in a three-up sprint on the Napier foreshore, adding to her victories in 2010, 2014 and 2016.
“I knew I wasn’t the best climber out there and had to save my energy when I could and dig very, very deep when Kate and Georgia were putting the hammer down,” Buchanan said. “I backed myself for the sprint finish. I knew I had the better jump and that played into my hands.
“It has not sunk in yet but to win the 2017 national championship is awesome. Number four is pretty amazing to put myself in the history books. For me I just want to represent the jersey well on the international stage and do New Zealand proud the whole year.”
Follow the link to read more at Cycling New Zealand.