Australian Highway Champ’s 2023 – Merlin Cycles Weblog



Final week noticed one of the best Australian bike riders line up of their respective highway biking occasions. The Australian Championships are normally the primary on the earth to happen in every year. That is largely because of the climate and the chance to have one of the best riders, many residing in Europe, all race collectively while residence over the northern hemisphere winter. The races are additionally alternative to take a look at workforce kits for the 2023 season.

Gold Rush

The Australian Nationwide Championships have taken place in Ballarat, Victorria for the final 16 years. Town was one of many wealthiest on the earth within the 1850’s when the invention of Gold made Ballarat the place to seek out your fortune. In the present day, the town attracts one of the best Australian bike riders, all aiming to pull-on their nation’s inexperienced & gold Nationwide Champion’s jersey for the approaching season. It’s additionally alternative for me to mud off my outdated back-up digital camera from 10 years in the past when took images of motorcycle riders for magazines.

Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal Dstny) In entrance of Ballarat City Corridor earlier than the Mens Elite Criterium gained by Kelland O’Brien (Crew Jayco Aiuia’)
Elite Ladies Criterium Championships gained by Amber Pate (Crew Jayco Aiuia’)
Luke Plapp (Ineos Grenadiers) winner of the Mens Elite Highway Race
Ben O’Connor (AG2R – Citroen Crew) and Michael Mathews (Crew Jayco Aiuaa)
Brodie Chapman (Trek Segafredo) gained the Elite Womens Highway Race (photograph heading for third within the TT)
Grace Brown (FDJ Suez Futuroscope) gained the Elite Womens Time Trial
Jay Vine (UAE Crew Emirates) Received the Mens Elite Time Trial
Luke Durbridge (Crew Jayco – Aiulai) second place Mens Elite Time Trial
Luke Plapp (Ineos Grenadiers) 4th within the Mens Elite Time Trial (regardless of shedding time with a mechanical challenge)
Highway Race bunch beneath the gum bushes
Ben O’Connor (AG2R – Citroen Crew)seventh within the Elite Mens Highway Race
Lachlan Morton (EF Training – Easypost) attempting onerous to maintain cool
Womens Elite Criterium – Sturt Avenue, Ballarat

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