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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.
Nineteen-year-old Sam Jenner (NSWIS) emerged victorious from the U23 men’s road race at the Australian Road National Championships on Saturday, riding to an impressive solo victory in hot conditions.
Jenner attacked from a lead group of seven riders with a little more than three laps of the challenging Mt. Buninyong circuit remaining. He powered through those final laps on his own to cross the finish line 47 seconds ahead of a chase group of nine riders. Newly crowned U23 criterium Alex Porter (SA) was second in the small-bunch sprint, while last year’s runner-up in the road race, Lucas Hamilton (VIS), was third.
For Jenner, the win was a particularly satisfying one, not least because of the frustrating year that preceded it.
“A lot of hard work for me has gone into this,” he said. “Last year was really tough for me, having crashes and being ill. But I you know I never gave up. Just kept on getting up every time I got kicked down. To pull it off after all the hard work and that’s just unbelievable.”
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