Richard Lang takes home the Leaders Jersey after Round 6
Riders Richard Lang and Phil Grenfell battled it out in Round 6 of the Real Insurance point score series held at Heffron Park this week.
Stretching for the line in a replay of last week, Lang and Grenfell had the jump on the main bunch and although Grenfell pipped Lang on the line for first, Richard took home the Jersey as overall points leader for the series.
This result comes on the heels of Round 5 which saw Lang second to Sky Team's CJ Sutton with Grenfell in third.
Madeleine Oldfield takes out the Falls Creek Long Course Triathlon
Madeleine Oldfield took out the Falls Creek long course triathlon over the weekend to be crowned, not only First Place Elite Female but Victorian Long Course Champion!
A fast bike transition saw her out on the bike in top speed and she soon overcame early leader Liz Blachford. Joined by Michelle Wu they stayed together till the transition where Madeleine smoked it to get out on the run in first place. She held of Michelle and Nicole Ward, both experienced racers, to reach the finish line in first place.
Ecstatic with her win she is looking forward to taking this good form with her to the USA for the coming season.
Ben Swift and Greg Henderson one-two (credit bettini)
In a repeat of the finale at last year's Santos Tour Down Under, Team Sky has finished the last stage with two of its riders in first and second place, with Ben Swift saluting the crowd as victor and Greg Henderson behind him.
Sky's train, including Simon Gerrans, Michael Rogers, Mathew Hayman and Geraint Thomas, went to work in the closing kilometres of today's 90km criterium around the north of Adelaide's CBD and delivered both Swift and Henderson into pole position for the sprint.
Richy Lang on the Podium
Tasmanian Ben Grenda stormed to victory in the U23 national criterium championship in Ballarat this evening. The 20-year-old Genesys Wealth Advisers rider proved too fast for Richard Lang (Jayco AIS) and Tom Palmer (Drapac Porsche).
"I'm really happy," Grenda said after the race. "This is the biggest win in my career. I have always wanted to win a national jersey and it feels good."
The pace was brutal early and halfway during the race Luke Durbridge (Jayco AIS) launched a solo attack and held that advantage for 14 laps. Riders tried to bridge across, but the silver medalist at the U23 time trial world championships last year was too strong, holding an advantage of approximately 14 seconds over the peloton.
With three laps to go, the peloton started to reel in the West Australian and Tom Palmer burst out of the peloton to get across to Luke in the final two laps. The duo were caught…
Cameron Brown takes out race 2 of the contact NZ Tri series
Well I started the year off in winning form taking out race 2 of the Contact Energy New Zealand Triathlon series.
The race takes place in Whangamata, a beautiful beach resort on the east coast of New Zealand. Lucky I only had to bike 2mins down the road to the race start as my wife's parents live here.
The 2 lap 1.5km swim had some great waves to body surf on, I came out 90seconds down on former World aquathon world Champion Brent Foster and tried to quickly make inroads into his and under 23 athlete Edward Rawles lead. I caught Foster at the 5km mark but did'nt catch Rawles until 30km into the 40km ride, from then on I tried to establish a lead onto the run and came of the bike with a 45sec lead.
The three lap run was half on the road and half on the beach, most of that was on hard packed sand but the last 300m of each lap had some soft sand running so the calfs got a…