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by Shane Stokes
October 21, 2017
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One day after taking the opening stage of the Mitchelton Tour of Gippsland, West Australia’s Sam Welsford was triumphant again. The team pursuit world champion and 2016 Olympic silver medallist beat fellow Australian Cycling Team member Nick Yallouris and Ayden Toovey (NSWIS) into Sale on Friday.
Meanwhile Chloe Moran (High5 Dream Team) was best in the women’s race, taking victory one day after her teammate Rebecca Wiasak won the opening stage. She beat Subaru NRS leader Shannon Malseed (Holden Women’s Racing) and Georgia Baker (TIS Racing). Wiasak kept the leader’s jersey.
The race is the final event of the 2017 Subaru NRS season for the women, and the penultimate race for the men. It continues Saturday with racing in Bairnsdale and concludes Sunday in Traralgon.