Could this man be the next Australian National Road Race Champion?

The odds are stacked against him. But having been fortunate enough to spend an afternoon with Mr Evans just before Christmas in his home town of Barwon Heads, you wouldn’t put it past him. He’s fitter than he’s been for two and half years and rather motivated to make up for lost time. If he’s … More Could this man be the next Australian National Road Race Champion?

The greatest National Championships ever

At 11:30am this Sunday 139 riders will set off for the 183.6km which comprise the 2014 edition of the National Championship Road Race in Ballarat. Reigning champion, Luke Durbridge, will be there as will no less than five more former champions – Simon Gerrans (2012), Jack Bobridge (2011), Travis Meyer (2010), Matthew Lloyd (2008) and Darren Lapthorne (2007). The … More The greatest National Championships ever

Armchair Rider’s Guide: 2013 National Championships Day 3

The entrees are over. Main course time. Road races. Today Gracie Elvin won yet another national title for GreenEDGE in the Elite Women’s race. And Jordan Kerby took out the U23 men’s. I could do what plenty of journos do and pretend to write a race report…but, sorry, I was at the beach. Tomorrow, however, … More Armchair Rider’s Guide: 2013 National Championships Day 3

Armchair Rider’s Guide: 2013 National Championships Day 1

Elite Men’s TT. It was no great surprise to see Luke Durbridge pretty comfortably defend his 2012 TT title. An U23 World Champion in 2011, and multiple TT winner in 2012, he’s awesome in the superman suit. And despite a fall just 24 hours earlier, there was no kryponite to be seen anywhere in Ballarat. … More Armchair Rider’s Guide: 2013 National Championships Day 1