2017 Australian Road National Championships

Inside the breaks that lit up the 2017 women’s Australian Championships road race

It was the break that reigned supreme again in the 2017 Mars Cycling Australia National Road Championships, with Katrin Garfoot taking the win in a two-up sprint with team mate and defending champion Amanda Spratt while Queenslander Lucy Kennedy came in solo to round out the podium. It’s a course that suits the break, and …

Miles Scotson solos to thrilling Australian road race title

BUNINYONG, Australia (CT) – Miles Scotson (BMC) will wear the green and gold of Australian road race champion in his first season as a professional after a thrilling solo victory at the Australian Road National Championships today. Scotson, who won on this circuit as an U23 two years ago, put in a devastating attack with …

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Garfoot adds women’s Australian road race title to tally in Orica-Scott one-two finish

BUNINYONG, Australia (CT) – Katrin Garfoot (Orica-Scott) took the victory at the elite women’s road race at the 2017 Mars Cycling Australia National Road Championships, pulling off the time trial/road race double and delivering a clean sweep of the elite women’s green and gold road jerseys for her team. It was a one, two for …

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Sam Jenner solos to Australian U23 road race title

BUNINYONG, Australia (CT) – Nineteen-year-old Sam Jenner (NSWIS) has emerged victorious from the U23 men’s road race at the Australian Road National Championships, 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. …

Preview: What you need to know about the women’s Australian Championships road race

The battle for the green and gold stripes at the Australian National Road Championships for 2017 is on. The criterium and time trial have already been run and won and the competition for the road race is looking fierce. Orica-Scott, the only Australian-listed UCI women’s team, is as always the team to beat with strength …

Commentary: Why moving the Australian Road Nationals from Ballarat isn’t quite that simple

The Wednesday evening criteriums on Sturt St. The Thursday time trials starting and finishing in Buninyong. The weekend road races around Mt. Buninyong. These locations in and around the Victorian city of Ballarat have become synonymous with the Australian Road National Championships. And that’s no great surprise — the Nationals have been held in Ballarat …

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Preview: What you should know about the elite men’s road race at the Australian Road Nationals

With the criteriums and time trials now complete at the 2017 Australian Road National Championships, all attention turns to the road races. The final of those is the elite men’s road race, held on Sunday afternoon. In this preview, CyclingTips’ Australian editor Matt de Neef has the info you need to know before tuning in …

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Rohan Dennis wins his second consecutive Australian time trial title

BUNINYONG, Australia (CT) – Rohan Dennis (BMC) will wear the green and gold of Australian time trial champion for another year after defending his national title in Buninyong today. Dennis covered the 40.9km out-and-back course in a time of 50:59 (48.1km/h average), finishing an impressive 58 seconds ahead of two-time former winner Luke Durbridge (Orica-Scott) …

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Katrin Garfoot delivers emphatic win to defend women’s Australian time trial title

BUNINYONG, Australia (CT) – Katrin Garfoot (Orica-Scott) delivered a victory in the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships time trial for a second consecutive year, coming to the finish line completely spent after she set a blistering pace to beat Shara Gillow (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine) by a hefty 1 minute and 55.18 seconds. The elation you …

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Caleb Ewan claims second consecutive Australian criterium title

BALLARAT, Australia (CT) – Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) has claimed his second Australian criterium title in as many years, winning the bunch sprint in Ballarat this evening to earn another 12 months as national champion. In a fiercely contested bunch kick in the centre of Ballarat, Ewan got the better of rivals Scott Sunderland (IsoWhey Sports-SwissWellness) …

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