Australian Road Champs

Who's going to win the National Champs Road Race?

Poll ended at Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:05 pm

Matt Goss
8
28%
Mark Renshaw
5
17%
Nathan Haas
1
3%
Jack Bobridge
1
3%
Simon Gerrans
10
34%
Other (Let us know who?)
4
14%
 
Total votes: 29
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Australian Road Champs

Postby RICHARDH » Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:05 pm

Just over a month away now, going to be a very interesting race with Greenedge obviously going out to get one of there riders in the National Champs jersey. You would be thinking they would bring it all together for a bunch sprint for Gossy but getting someone in a break wouldn't be a bad idea as very few would want to lead the chase with them waiting in the wings. TT should also be interesting with Porte, and Rogers, Meyer, Bobridge and co.
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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby jules21 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:55 pm

i reckon buninyong is too hilly for the sprinters and that the pro tour guys will be underdone at this time of year. i'm voting for pat shaw, just to be different. i assume he's going to be there..

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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby RICHARDH » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:20 pm

Who's voting for Renshaw? love to know the thought process behind that one. his stated publicly that his no chance?

http://www.cycling.org.au/?Page=45055

A fit, inform O'Grady would be a pretty difficult to beat this has got to be one of the more exciting Nationals in awhile.
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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby Richard.L » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:05 am

Porte or Cam Meyer could take out the double (RR and TT).

Porte and O'grady are already in Adelaide :D

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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby JV911 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:36 am

Men's road race on SBS, Sunday from 2pm
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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby Parker » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:41 am

Jo Hogan or Grace Sulzburger

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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby JV911 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:32 pm

The Australian road cycling championships open tonight with twilight criteriums in the centre of Ballarat.

JONATHAN CANTWELL will defend his men's elite title against a strong field that features MARK RENSHAW, GreenEDGE star ROBBIE
McEWEN and team-mate BADEN COOKE.

Bay Series winner MELISSA HOSKINGS will lead a strong GreenEDGE-AIS contingent in the women's race, with CHLOE HOSKING
and ROCHELLE GILMORE also among the favourites.

Today's racing schedule will open with the men's under-23 criterium from 5.15pm AEDT.

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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby JV911 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:59 am

Elite men's criterium: Ballarat 44km
Giacoppo too good for Renshaw in Australian Criterium Championship


Anthony Giacoppo (centre) from Western Australia upstaged a crack field to win the National Men's Elite Criterium Championship in Ballarat.

Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers) has continued his run of form from the Jayco Bay Series Cycling Classic to win the Australian Criterium title in Ballarat on Thursday evening. Mark Renshaw (Rabobank) was second in the bunch sprint with the field coming together on the final corner, with Steele Von Hoff (Chipotle Development Team) third.


Under 23 men's criterium: Ballarat 33km
Law claims maiden national road title


Wollongong's Scott Law has claimed his first major Australian road title, the under 23 Australian Criterium Championship, the opening event of the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships at Ballarat.

Law, national omnium and scratch race champion prevailed over Jayco-AIS representative Jay McCarthy and defending champion, Tasmania's Ben Grenda. Jayco-HoneyShotz rider Mitchell Lovelock-Fay took out the Sprint Championship.



January 5, Elite/Under 23 women's criterium: Ballarat 33km
Rhodes, back from injury, wins fourth Australian Criterium Championship


Alexis Rhodes has celebrated her new contract with GreenEdge-AIS by winning the Australian Elite Women's Criterium Championship for the fourth time in her career. Teammate Melissa Hoskins took out the Under 23 title by crossing the line seven seconds in arrears, followed by Annette Edmondson.

Lauren Kitchen, wearing her new Rabobank kit, claimed the bronze medal in the Under 23 division.

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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby RICHARDH » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:12 am

Going out on a limb and tipping O'Grady to win today. Should be a great race.
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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby briztoon » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:33 pm

Don't forget 2pm SBS today.
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Australian Road Champs

Postby gabrielle260 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:59 pm

What a great race! One of the best I have seen on that circuit.

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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby ratter » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:05 pm

I vited Simon Gerrans :D




















about a minute ago :roll:
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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby clackers » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:12 pm

What a race!

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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:31 pm

That's how all road races should be ridden........hard! :wink:

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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby ratter » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:33 pm

Anyone read or know where Cam Meyer ended up or whether he finished, would have been great to see him at the end after the work he did by himself
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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:13 pm

I thought they said he pulled out, after his legs blew.

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Australian Road Champs

Postby im_no_pro » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:16 am

foo on patrol wrote:I thought they said he pulled out, after his legs blew.

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Don't know if they specifically said he pulled out, but he basically stopped when he popped. Highly doubt he finished. Was pretty confident gerro had the best shot with once Cam blew up, and thought he had it in the bag when sutton couldnt hold on. As Richie Porte said, that would have to be the slowest sprint for 2nd in the history of the nationals :lol:

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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby timbo » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:17 am

Great race, and a good telecast by SBS.
Channel 9 will have to do a lot to show it can do it better than SBS at the TDU.
Good crowd watching around the course also. A few years ago it would have been a few family and friends and thats it.

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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby Ross » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:56 am

Only 21 finishers, 119 DNFs. :shock:

Race Results
1. Simon GERRANS (VIC) 4h07:38
2. Matthew LLOYD (VIC) +2
3. Richie PORTE (TAS) +2
4. Adam HANSEN (QLD) +1:05
5. William CLARKE (TAS) +1:09
6. Steele VON HOFF (VIC) +1:11
7. Christopher SUTTON (NSW) +1:11
8. Baden COOKE (VIC) +1:11
9. Anthony GIACOPPO (WA) +1:11
10. Bernard SULZBERGER (TAS) +1:11
11. Daniel MCCONNELL (VIC) +1:11
12. Mark O’BRIEN (VIC) +1:11
13. Ben DYBALL (NSW) +1:17
14. Zakkari DEMPSTER (VIC) +1:37
15. Luke ROBERTS (SA) +1:37
16. Jay BOURKE (VIC) +1:38
17. Michael ROGERS (ACT) +1:38
18. Mathew HAYMAN (NSW) +3:24
19. Jai CRAWFORD (TAS) +6:28
20. Neil VAN DER PLOEG (VIC) +11:32
21. Jason SPENCER (VIC) +11:32
dnf Jack BOBRIDGE (SA)
dnf Cameron MEYER (WA)
dnf Jonathan CANTWELL (QLD)
dnf Matthew GOSS (TAS)
dnf Robbie MCEWEN (QLD)
dnf Stuart O’GRADY (O/S)
dnf Matt WILSON (VIC)
dnf Travis MEYER (WA)
dnf Allan DAVIS (QLD)
dnf Heinrich HAUSSLER (NSW)
dnf Michael MATTHEWS (ACT)
dnf Mark RENSHAW (NSW)
dnf Nathan HAAS (ACT)
dnf Simon CLARKE (VIC)
dnf Luke DURBRIDGE (WA)
dnf Leigh HOWARD (VIC)
dnf Chris JONGEWAARD (SA)
dnf Joel PEARSON (VIC)
dnf Patrick SHAW (VIC)
dnf Wesley SULZBERGER (O/S)
dnf Johnnie WALKER (VIC)
dnf Chris JORY (NSW)
dnf Josh COLLINGWOOD (VIC)
dnf Dean WINDSOR (NSW)
dnf Michael HEPBURN (QLD)
dnf Mitchell DOCKER (VIC)
dnf Darren ROLFE (QLD)
dnf Damien TURNER (VIC)
dnf Nicholas SANDERSON (VIC)
dnf Andrew ROE (SA)
dnf Richard LANG (NSW)
dnf Phillip GRENFELL (NSW)
dnf Jonathan LOVELOCK (VIC)
dnf Brodie TALBOT (NSW)
dnf Benjamin JOHNSON (VIC)
dnf Samuel RIX (VIC)
dnf Correy EDMED (QLD)
dnf Nick BENSLEY (VIC)
dnf Jacob KAUFFMANN (NSW)
dnf Adnane BENHAMMOUCHE (SA)
dnf Matthew WARNER-SMITH (NSW)
dnf David PELL (VIC)
dnf Luke AGGETT (VIC)
dnf Andrew ARUNDEL (ACT)
dnf Andrew BLAIR (NSW)
dnf Etienne BLUMSTEIN-JONES (ACT)
dnf Nicholas BRAIN (NSW)
dnf Cal BRITTEN (VIC)
dnf Hayden BROOKS (QLD)
dnf Fabio CALABRIA (ACT)
dnf Joshua CARLSON (NSW)
dnf Kel CHAFFEY-JONES (VIC)
dnf Jason CHALKER (ACT)
dnf Dane CRAWFORD (NSW)
dnf Andrew CRAWLEY (NSW)
dnf Conan DALEY (VIC)
dnf Anthony DIMOTROVSKI (NSW)
dnf Benjamin DOUGLAS (VIC)
dnf Peter ENGLISH (VIC)
dnf Sean FINNING (VIC)
dnf Joel FINUCANE (NSW)
dnf Mitchell FLYNN (ACT)
dnf Travis FRISBY (SA)
dnf John GROVES (VIC)
dnf James HENRY (VIC)
dnf James HEPBURN (QLD)
dnf Adrian JACKSON (VIC)
dnf Mark JAMESION (QLD)
dnf Kris JOHNSTON (ACT)
dnf Caleb JONES (NSW)
dnf Brenton KAITLER (VIC)
dnf John KENT (VIC)
dnf Jason KRUGER (VIC)
dnf Peter LADD (VIC)
dnf Darren LAPTHORNE (VIC)
dnf William LIND (NSW)
dnf Jake MAGEE (NSW)
dnf James MCDULLING (NSW)
dnf Johnathan MILLINGTON (NSW)
dnf Nicholas MITCHELL (VIC)
dnf Justin MORRIS (NSW)
dnf Jamie NIGHTINGALE (VIC)
dnf Lachlan NORRIS (VIC)
dnf Travers NUTTALL (VIC)
dnf Ryan OBST (SA)
dnf Chris PESCOTT (VIC)
dnf Cameron PETERSON (NSW)
dnf Oliver PHILLIPS (VIC)
dnf Rhys POLLOCK (NSW)
dnf James QUINTON (ACT)
dnf Jeremy ROSS (ACT)
dnf Malcolm RUDOLPH (QLD)
dnf Sam RUTHERFORD (NSW)
dnf Graham RUTTER (NSW)
dnf Dean SANFILIPPO (VIC)
dnf Dale SCARFE (NSW)
dnf Adam SEMPLE (WA)
dnf Stuart SHAW (ACT)
dnf Peter SMITH (VIC)
dnf Michael SMITH (TAS)
dnf Alexander SMYTH (VIC)
dnf Nicholas SQUILLARI (VIC)
dnf Reece STEPHENS (VIC)
dnf Sam STOW (VIC)
dnf Tomas SZOLLOSI (QLD)
dnf Peter THOMPSON (QLD)
dnf Adam TREWIN (VIC)
dnf Michael TROY (NSW)
dnf Paul VAN DER PLOEG (VIC)
dnf Steven WAITE (VIC)
dnf Will WETTENHALL (VIC)
dnf Edward WHITE (NSW)
dnf Graeme BROWN (WA)
dnf Shaun MCCARTHY (VIC)
dnf Marc WILLIAMS (ACT)
dnf Blair WINDSOR (NSW)
dnf Sam WITMITZ (VIC)
dnf Tony GAUDRY (ACT)
dnf Simon BENNETT (VIC)
dns Kane WALKER (VIC)
dns Jack ANDERSON (QLD)
dns Ben MATHER (TAS)
dns Reece-Emerson VAN BEEK (VIC)
dns Rowan DEVER (VIC)
dns Shaun LEWIS (ACT)
dns Peter MALCOLM (VIC)
dns Brock ROBERTS (NSW)
dns Peter HERZIG (QLD)
Average speed of the winner: 39.54 km/h
Number of starters: 140
Riders abandoning the race: 119
Sprint Competition
1. William CLARKE (TAS) 5 pt
2. Mathew HAYMAN (NSW) 2
3. Michael ROGERS (ACT) 1
dnf Cameron MEYER (WA) 14
dnf Matt WILSON (VIC) 12
dnf Luke DURBRIDGE (WA) 11
dnf Stuart O’GRADY (O/S) 10
dnf Wesley SULZBERGER (O/S) 9
dnf Heinrich HAUSSLER (NSW) 8
dnf Sam WITMITZ (VIC) 4
dnf Mark RENSHAW (NSW) 3
dnf Patrick SHAW (VIC) 3
dnf Josh COLLINGWOOD (VIC) 2
Hill Climb Competition
1. Simon GERRANS (VIC) 5 pt
2. Matthew LLOYD (VIC) 5
3. William CLARKE (TAS) 4
4. Richie PORTE (TAS) 2
5. Bernard SULZBERGER (TAS) 1
6. Jay BOURKE (VIC) 1
dnf Cameron MEYER (WA) 14
dnf Luke DURBRIDGE (WA) 13
dnf Stuart O’GRADY (O/S) 11
dnf Matt WILSON (VIC) 6
dnf Jack BOBRIDGE (SA) 5
dnf Patrick SHAW (VIC) 5
dnf Wesley SULZBERGER (O/S) 5
dnf Heinrich HAUSSLER (NSW) 4
dnf Mark RENSHAW (NSW) 2
dnf Nathan HAAS (ACT) 1

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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby Ross » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:04 am

A couple of Twitter quotes...

@mickrogers I would personally like 2 thank the member of the VIC Police that called me a stupid f@#king bike rider after the finish. Silly constable


@mickrogers Considering Mr Constable was probably paid a considerable sum of $ by CA and John Craven to protect the race/riders! Not acceptable!


@Mark_Renshaw So I still stand by my comments. Cycling Aus and John Craven change the bloody course! With the riders Aus have now we deserve variation?

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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby JV911 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:28 am

Ross wrote:A couple of Twitter quotes...

@mickrogers I would personally like 2 thank the member of the VIC Police that called me a stupid f@#king bike rider after the finish. Silly constable



wonder what happened there :shock:

and :roll: at the cop
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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby jules21 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:21 am

Ross wrote:
@mickrogers .. Silly constable

lol

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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby Parrott » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:14 pm

Cam Meyer for the tt win after watching him in the road race before he bonked. Or Luke Durbridge? Wish it was live, this is the more interesting race for me.

Taryn Heather for the women's tt she has been working hard and is a machine 8)

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Re: Australian Road Champs

Postby jules21 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:36 pm

Parrott wrote:Cam Meyer for the tt win after watching him in the road race before he bonked.

he fired a lot of his ammo there though

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