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by Shane Stokes
September 19, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Bjerg beats McNulty to win under 23 world TT title; Pirrone wins junior world championship time trial; Wiasak and Cavanagh take Amy’s Otway Tour success; Giro d’Italia confirms 2018 start in Israel; Van Vleuten extends contract with Orica-Scott; Van Baarle joins Team Sky; Contador’s Polartec-Kometa Continental team names first eight riders; Elinor Barker Returns to Wiggle High 5; Obree to sell medals, Beastie bike and other memorabilia at auction this week; Rooderkerken grabs the Human Powered Speed Title and Dutch record in Battle Mountain, Slappendel places second; Video: Hotter’n Hell Hundred 2017 Mini-Doc; Video: Cycling around the world in 80 days – BBC News; Video: Worst Retirement Ever Short – Pepperdine Hill KOM, with data
Australia’s Subaru National Road Series (NRS) continued over the weekend with victories by Australian Cycling team member Rebecca Wiasak (High5 Dream Team) and Ryan Cavanagh (NSWIS) in Amy’s Otway Tour, in Lorne, Victoria.
Wiasak won Saturday’s stage one criterium against teammate Lucy Kennedy and Shannon Malseed (Holden Women’s Racing), and then defended her lead in the best way possible by winning the stage two road race ahead of Sharlotte Lucas (Roxsolt Attaquer) and TIS Racing’s Macey Stewart. Kennedy and Lucas finished second and third to her in the GC, while Holden Women’s Racing beat High 5 in the teams classification.
Cavanagh grabbed the first leader’s jersey in Saturday’s criterium. He reached the line ahead of Michael Freiberg (IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness) and Liam Magennis (NSWIS). Sunday’s road race went to Freiberg, who beat Sam Crome (IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness) and Nicholas White (Olivers Real Food Racing).
However Cavanagh had enough in hand to win overall, with Freiberg and Crome needing to be satisfied with podium placings.
NSWIS, IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness and InForm Tineli took the top three in the teams competition.