2012 Australian National Road Championships Photo Story

Simon Gerrans has taken the title as the Australian Road Racing Champion and sports photographer Mark Gunter presents the action as it unfolded in the photostory.

Team GreenEdge dominated on the tough 163km course in Ballarat where only 21 of the 140 riders finished the course. In a sprint finish, Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge) took line honors followed by Matt Lloyd (Lampre) and then Richie Porte (Sky) in third.

Australian Road Championships - Matthew Lloyd chats with Michael Rogers on the start line.

Matthew Lloyd chats with Michael Rogers on the start line.

Australian Road Championships - Jack Bobridge leads the break

Jack Bobridge leads the break on the first lap. The first lap was the fastest of the race.

Australian Road Championships - Cameron Meyer leads an elite group up the top of the climb.

Cameron Meyer leads an elite group up the top of the climb.

Australian Road Championships - GreenEDGE were looking to control the race.

GreenEDGE were looking to control the race.

Australian Road Championships - Matt Wilson leads up tht climb.

Matt Wilson leads up tht climb.

Australian Road Championships - Mark Renshaw on the back of the break.

Mark Renshaw on the back of the break.

Australian Road Championships - Cameron Meyer a long way in front

Cameron Meyer a long way in front but a long from home as well.

Australian Road Championships - Heinrich Hausler working hard to bring back Meyer.

Heinrich Hausler working hard to bring back Meyer.

Australian Road Championships - Simon Gerrans takes a memorable race.

Simon Gerrans takes a memorable race.

Australian Road Championships - Gerrans prepares for the podium.

Gerrans prepares for the podium.

Australian Road Championships - Gerrans reflects.

Gerrans reflects.

Australian Road Championships - Time to celebrate!

Time to celebrate!

On Tuesday the 2012 Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships concludes with the time trial events for the men and women, including the under 23 races.

An extensive collection of photographs are also available here: www.markgunter.com.au



About The Author

has won the Cycling Australia Photographer of the Year for four of the past eight years and his photos regularly appear throughout international press. He regularly posts his photos online: Mark Gunter Facebook page.

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