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Does anybody know whether there is a live tracker, or some way of following the Nationals that kick off today. The U23 Mens ITT is currently on, with both the Women's & the Elite Men's ITT later today.

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Pardon my ignorance, but how do you qualify to compete in the Nationals?

 

There is no qualifying criteria.

All you need is an Elite Cycling Australia licence (available to anybody), enter before closing date, train really hard and away you go.

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Women's TT results

 

Three National TT championships in a row for Shara Gillow

1. 202 Shara GILLOW (QLD) 38:36.59 - 45.4km/h

2. 208 Grace SULZBERGER (TAS) 39:46.23

3. 266 Felicity WARDLAW (VIC) 39:57.23

4. 209 Taryn HEATHER (VIC) 40:00.36

5. 203 Tiffany CROMWELL (SA) 40:07.33

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Fluro's off at 2:44 in the Men's Elite.

 

 

And chasing Nathan Haas...

 

2:43:00pm 30 Nathan HAAS (ACT) AUS19890312

2:44:00pm 139 Paul FLEUREN (QLD) AUS19700128

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Women's TT results

 

Three National TT championships in a row for Shara Gillow

1. 202 Shara GILLOW (QLD) 38:36.59 - 45.4km/h

2. 208 Grace SULZBERGER (TAS) 39:46.23

3. 266 Felicity WARDLAW (VIC) 39:57.23

4. 209 Taryn HEATHER (VIC) 40:00.36

5. 203 Tiffany CROMWELL (SA) 40:07.33

 

 

Slow!!!

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And chasing Nathan Haas...

 

 

Fluro won the pre race stare down, forced Haas to DNS

dns 30 Nathan HAAS (ACT)

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Check out the average speeds of the Under 23 mens -

 

Winner Damien Howson (SA) 50.5km/hr!!

Runner Up Alex Morgan (VIC) 50.4km/hr!!

Third was Campbell Flakemore (TAS)

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Trev, you did the TT a couple years ago didn't you? A very respectable performance if I remember correctly.

Come clean, what was your average speed that year?

Cheers

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Fluro won the pre race stare down, forced Haas to DNS

dns 30 Nathan HAAS (ACT)

 

Would everyone move up 2 mins? Or would there be a four min gap to his hare?

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Ah bummer for fluro. Always nice to have a hare and Haas prob would've been saving himself for the RR. Well we can def confirm that now!

Go hard Fluro!!

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Trev, you did the TT a couple years ago didn't you? A very respectable performance if I remember correctly.

Come clean, what was your average speed that year?

Cheers

 

I rode the TT in 2011 & 2012 (both were on the same course, this years is a different course though)

My time is far from any good but a good experience.

Unfortunately I couldn't try again this year as I'd planned (injury has written off my summer).

 

 

 

2011

1 Cameron MEYER 48.58km/h - 47:10.72

34 Trevor SMITH 37.98km/h - 1:00:20.55

Heavy rain and slippery roads.

 

 

2012

1. Luke DURBRIDGE (WA) - 49.46km/h - 0:46:20.44

38. Trevor SMITH (NSW) - 36.63km/h - 1:02:33.73

Very strong gusty winds (strong enough to cause even the best to crash, Jack Bobridge)

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Fluro home in 0:52:35 (42.2km/h)

Way to go Fluro. B)

 

 

currently 13th fastest.

A few fast guys yet to go though :P

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Fluro's time at +8 minutes to current leader M Matthews who averaged a lazy 50.2 km\h.

 

I'm interested to know what the seeding situation is?

Durbo\Dennis\Porte all at the pointy end, but some others seem to be down a bit?

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Durbridge fastest through the split at 0:30:23

Rohan Dennis was next 12sec's down and Richie Porte 19's down.

 

These guys are flying.

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Nick, you have to scroll down a bit to see the updates - the start list itself stays the same.

 

 

I'm just going to go & hide in a corner

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Jack Bobridge 4:29 off the lead. I thought he would have been closer but haven't been following cycling for a while.

 

Nice ride by Durbridge and kudos to Fluro to even start.

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Men's TT results

Back to back TT National champs for Durbridge.

 

1. 3 Luke DURBRIDGE (WA) 43:26.71 (51.4km/h)

2. 25 Rohan DENNIS (SA) 43:47.98 +21.2

3. 28 Michael MATTHEWS (ACT) 44:11.85 +45.1

4. 5 Richard PORTE (TAS) 44:14.86 +48.1

5. 131 Jacob KAUFFMANN (NSW) 46:10.39 +2:43.6

 

 

Awesome result for Jake in 5th, a fellow MWCC club member.

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That was an awesome experience...Full road closure and a bike escort to get you through the roundabouts around the lake.

 

I did a 52.35 (42.2kph), previous PB over that distance was 40.9kph.

 

It was bloody windy out there, apart from the lake, it was basically a crosswind the whole way.

 

It was freezing this morning and blowing from the SW. The under 23's would of have had a strong headwind out and tailwind back. Then the sun broke and the wind moved around to a direct southerly...It warmed up quite a bit too.

 

In summary, It was probably the most nervous I have ever been, my main goal wasn't to come last and fall off at the start. Mission accomplished :lol:

 

http://app.strava.com/activities/36892517

 

fluro

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Jacob Kauffman while a fair amount of time off the pros - not bad for a part timer bike rider.

 

Only two years ago was riding C Grade at Canberra Tour.

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That was an awesome experience...Full road closure and a bike escort to get you through the roundabouts around the lake.

 

I did a 52.35 (42.2kph), previous PB over that distance was 40.9kph.

 

It was bloody windy out there, apart from the lake, it was basically a crosswind the whole way.

 

It was freezing this morning and blowing from the SW. The under 23's would of have had a strong headwind out and tailwind back. Then the sun broke and the wind moved around to a direct southerly...It warmed up quite a bit too.

 

In summary, It was probably the most nervous I have ever been, my main goal wasn't to come last and fall off at the start. Mission accomplished :lol:

 

http://app.strava.co...vities/36892517

 

fluro

 

 

congrats! great ride, and a PB at that.

 

can't be disappointed

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That was an awesome experience...Full road closure and a bike escort to get you through the roundabouts around the lake.

 

I did a 52.35 (42.2kph), previous PB over that distance was 40.9kph.

 

It was bloody windy out there, apart from the lake, it was basically a crosswind the whole way.

 

It was freezing this morning and blowing from the SW. The under 23's would of have had a strong headwind out and tailwind back. Then the sun broke and the wind moved around to a direct southerly...It warmed up quite a bit too.

 

In summary, It was probably the most nervous I have ever been, my main goal wasn't to come last and fall off at the start. Mission accomplished :lol:

 

http://app.strava.co...vities/36892517

 

fluro

 

 

Bloody good effort. Well done.

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Fast course. Nasty wind. Room to improve. I got to sit next to Bling Matthews on the hot-seat for a short time once I'd rolled in.... and before the super-quick guys hit the finish.

 

Good to see so many people there supporting the event all along the course. The Mrs caught the whole ride on the GoPro mounted on the follow car. We'll doctor it up with some data, music, etc and post it up in the next week or so to show people what it was all about. Top day out.

 

Looking forward to switching to spectator/fan mode for the rest of the championships.

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I had a bit of a pedal too :) Race was in my backyard, so be rude not too.

 

Just on 46kmhr....... wind was blowing this 61kg chicken-wing everywhere!! Great experience.

 

Gplama was on point as always, but bonus points must be given considering he was deep within a scrub fire the day before !

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Kimberley Wells for the Aussie chicks Crit win. Pretty sure with an ex-trannie as her team mate.

 

Cam Meyer apparently just solo'ed off the front for the men's; as you do!!

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What is it with CA?

They have a rule (no folding or cutting race numbers) which the top guys seem to have no respect for. 1st & 3rd place, plus 2 others got $50 fines. If it's that important that they have a rule against it, why don't they just say to the guys before the race "don't cut or fold your number or you are DQ'ed". It's not like drafting in a Triathlon, where the opportunity arises, so you take advantage thinking you might not get caught. These guys intentionally get a pair of scissors & cut the number, knowing full well they are going to get caught (winners in the ITT got fined for the same thing so they know they are checking) and going to have to pay the fine. Either make it a real penalty (time penalty) or throw the rule out. What is $50 going to mean to a pro cyclist like Durbidge or Meyer?

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It is a known rule. All competitors should know it. The fine is a token show of force effort.

 

As for a more important RULE that GE busted last year..... and this year again. Race radio.

 

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Now that shits me. I'd love some tunes, time checks, and heads up while out on course. I guess that privilege is reserved for the pros.

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Reading from gplama that the rules were changed to allow radio's less than 24hours prior to race start... except it would appear on GreenEdge were maybe advised...

 

Surely... for the nationals, we can have set rules months in advance and not change due to I presume pressure.

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