- by Mark Gunter
- Published: 8 January 2012
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.
Matthew Lloyd chats with Michael Rogers on the start line.
Jack Bobridge leads the break on the first lap. The first lap was the fastest of the race.
Cameron Meyer leads an elite group up the top of the climb.
GreenEDGE were looking to control the race.
Matt Wilson leads up tht climb.
Mark Renshaw on the back of the break.
Cameron Meyer a long way in front but a long from home as well.
Heinrich Hausler working hard to bring back Meyer.
Simon Gerrans takes a memorable race.
Gerrans prepares for the podium.
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