2011 Australian Open Road Championships

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    2011 Australian Open Road Championships News
    Bobridge wins one of the highlights of his career Jack Bobridge's impressive victory in the elite national road race championships on Sunday is one of the highlights of his career. The 21-year-old is a world and national champion on the track, as well as a world and national champion on the road and a Commonwealth Games gold medallist. Link: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/bobridge-wins-one-of-the-highlights-of-his-career Bobridge shows his class in elite men's road race YOUNG South Australian cyclist Jack Bobridge confirmed his status as a superstar of the future with a late solo breakaway to take out the national elite men’s road race at Buninyong yesterday. Bobridge gave a world class line-up a master class in frontrunning to capture his first senior national road race title in the Mars Australian Open Road Cycling Championships. The 21-year-old took charge with 30 kilometres to go when he dropped off his last rival from a day-long breakaway and rode the equivalent of an individual time trial to the line – comfortably holding out all challenges in the torturous 163.2km event. Link: http://www.thecourier.com.au/news/local/sport/general/bobridge-shows-his-class-in-elite-mens-road-race/2042740.aspx Jack Bobridge wins hearts on road to glory at Buninyong JACK Bobridge may not be exactly in a class of his own among Australia's young cyclists - but that's how it looked yesterday. Bobridge, 21, won the national road race championship at Buninyong with probably the bravest and most brilliant solo finish the event has seen. The performance confirmed what fans of the sport have known for two years -- the powerful, versatile South Australian will be an international star on the road as soon as he disposes of one other small commitment. That's to ensure Australia returns from the London Olympics next year with a full bag of gold medals from the track. Link: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/jack-bobridge-wins-hearts-on-road-to-glory-at-buninyong/story-e6frfglf-1225984675641 SA star peddles to national glory Jack Bobridge has unleashed a world-class ride to win the Australian elite men's road race championship, again highlighting his status as a future cycling superstar. The 21-year-old from Adelaide already has an under-23 road time trial world title, a senior world track title, two Commonwealth Games gold medals and he rode at the Beijing Olympics. Link: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2011/01/09/3109267.htm Pre-Race Richie Porte looks ready for cycling championship RICHIE Porte was one of the big finds in Australian cycling in 2010. The Tasmanian emerged in the grand tour, the Giro d'Italia. Porte finished seventh overall after winning a stage and took out the best young rider classification. He went on to narrowly miss a medal at the world road championships in Geelong, with a fourth in the time trial. Link: http://www.thecourier.com.au/news/local/sport/cycling/richie-porte-looks-ready-for-cycling-championship/2042092.aspx Simon Gerrans is very hungry for a national road title Simon Gerrans is a stage winner at cycling's three majors, but he'd swap any one of them for a national road title. To that end, Gerrans, fresh from taking the green points jersey at the Jayco International criterium series, is looking to add his name to the honour roll, which sees Garmin-Cervelo's Travis Meyer defend the jersey. Link: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/sport/simon-gerrans-is-very-hungry-for-a-national-road-title/story-e6frg7mf-1225983891062 Anything can happen in national road race Pre-race favouritism has become almost a curse for the cream of Australian cycling in the national men's road race. A solid pre-season and strong form at this week's Jayco Bay Classic criterium series make Simon Gerrans one of the riders to watch in a star-studded field for the 163km road race at Buninyong, near Ballarat, on Sunday, the highlight of the Australian road championships. If, as expected, 30-year-old Gerrans is Team Sky's protected rider, he will have plenty of world-class support, joined by new Sky signing Michael Rogers, Mat Hayman, Chris Sutton and English rider Ben Swift. Link: http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8193319 No place for foreign riders in nationals, says McEwen ROBBIE McEWEN is still angry at the freedom foreign cyclists have to enter Australian national road titles races, and has pressured Cycling Australia to adopt international protocol. ''International riders have no business in another country's national championships and I would never ride someone else's national championships,'' the decorated veteran and two-time national road champion said ahead of tomorrow's men's road race that features six foreign riders. ''They can definitely alter how the race pans out. Whether they're riding specifically for … a trade team teammate, or if … they happen, by their presence, to change the result just by being in a breakaway group. Link: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling/no-place-for-foreign-riders-in-nationals-says-mcewen-20110107-19iqg.html Riders blast open national road titles as 'ridiculous' McEwen maintains his rage over the freedom international cyclists have to enter the races for the Australian national road titles and, on the eve of the best field taking to Mt Buninyong, has pressured Cycling Australia to get with international protocol. ''International riders have no business in another country's national championships and I would never ride someone else's national championships,'' the decorated veteran and two-time national road champion said ahead of tomorrow's men's road race which features six international riders. ''They can definitely alter how the race pans out. Whether they're riding specifically for someone who happens to be a trade team teammate, or if they're just out there riding and they happen, by their presence, to change the result just by being in a breakaway group. Link: http://www.watoday.com.au/sport/riders-blast-open-national-road-titles-as-ridiculous-20110107-19iul.html Tough circuit divides riders The tough 10km Buninyong circuit continues to sharply divide opinion in Australian cycling about the future of the national road championships. The venue, outside Ballarat, has become one of the success stories of the sport since it first hosted the nationals nine years ago. But high-profile sprinters such as Robbie McEwen and Mark Renshaw say it has become too hard for their type of rider to win there and they want variation in the course profile from year to year. Link: http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8194090
     
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    Results 2011 Australian Open Road Championships 1 Jack Bobridge (Norwood CC) 4:12:42 2 Matt Goss (West Tamar CC) 0:00:37 3 Simon Gerrans (Mansfield Mt Buller CC) 4 Bernard Sulzberger (West Tamar CC) 5 Lachlan Norris (MTBA) 6 Cameron Meyer (Midland CC) 7 Travis Meyer (Midland CC) 8 Matt Wilson (Chelsea & Peninsula CC) 0:01:22 9 Nathan Earle (Hobart Wheelers) 10 Timothy Roe (Norwood CC) 0:01:37 11 Leigh Howard (Geelong Cycle Club) 12 Baden Cooke (Carnegie Caulfield CC) 13 Steele Von Hoff (Chelsea & Peninsula CC) 14 Allan Davis (Bundaberg Cycle Club) 15 Michael Matthews (Vikings CC ACT) 16 Peter McDonald (Sydney CC) 0:01:39 17 Jai Crawford (Hobart Wheelers) 18 Floris Goesinnen (Netherlands) 19 Benjamin King (Melville Fremantle CC) 20 Wes Sulzberger (West Tamar CC) 21 Mark O'Brien (Horsham CC Inc) 22 Darren Lapthorne (Coburg CC) 23 Michael Rogers (Canberra CC) 24 Anthony Giacoppo (Northern Districts WA) 0:03:00 25 John Anderson (Balmoral Cycle Club) 0:03:55 26 Cal Britten (Alpine CC) 27 Graeme Brown (Randwick Botany CC) 0:04:49 28 Rowan Dever (Blackburn CC Inc) 29 Jason Spencer (Blackburn CC Inc) 30 William Clarke (Northern Districts CC) 31 Luke Roberts (Norwood CC) 32 David Pell (Bendigo & District CC) 33 Cameron Worth (Hobart Wheelers) 34 Darren Rolfe (Toowoomba CC Inc.) 35 Michael Cupitt (Sunshine Coast CC) 36 Brendan Brooks (Murwillumbah Cycle Club) 37 Jonathan Cantwell (Lifecycle CC) 38 David Tanner (Carnegie Caulfield CC) 39 Trent Lowe (Carnegie Caulfield CC) 40 Ryan Obst (Norwood CC) 0:09:22 41 Hayden Brooks (Toowoomba CC Inc.) 42 Cameron Jennings (Rockhampton Cycle Club) 43 Marc Williams (Canberra CC) 44 Sam Rutherford (Sydney CC) 0:11:42 45 Andrew Blair (Canberra CC) 46 Nick Bensley (St Kilda CC Inc) 47 Fabio Calabria (Blackburn CC Inc) 0:13:31 48 Chris Jongewaard (Norwood CC) 0:13:45
     
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