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  • Gerrans

    Glory for Gerrans in Buninyong showdown

    Victoria’s Simon Gerrans (ORICA-GreenEDGE) claimed his second elite men’s road race in three years in an exciting finale of the MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Buninyong this afternoon.

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    Elvin etches name in record books with back to back crowns

    Canberra’s Gracie Elvin has become the first woman in twenty years to claim back-to-back women’s road race crowns at the MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Buninyong today.

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    Ewan does the double – claims under 23 road race crown

    Caleb Ewan (NSW) clinched his second national title in two days following an emphatic victory in the under 23 men’s road race at the MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Buninyong.

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    Steele too sharp for rivals in criterium

    Garmin-Sharp’s Steele von Hoff (VIC) claimed the elite men’s criterium in spectacular fashion at the MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat this evening.

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    Roy roars to maiden national crown

    New South Wales’ Sarah Roy has clinched an upset win in the elite women’s criterium at the MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat this evening. Roy’s strong sprint was too strong for Victoria’s Peta Mullens and Lauren Kitchen (NSW) who all avoided a crash in the home straight which took out pre-race favourite [...]

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    Ewan adds national criterium crown to resume

    New South Wales’ pocket rocket Caleb Ewan has won the under 23 men’s criterium national title at the MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat this afternoon. In typical Ewan fashion, the 19 year old comfortably won a sprint the line ahead of Robert McCarthy (SA) and Alex Wohler (QLD) to claim gold. “It’s [...]

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    Cadel Evans confirmed for Sunday’s road race

    2011 Tour de France champion Cadel Evans has officially declared that he will line up in the elite men’s road race at the MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat this Sunday, 12 January. The much anticipated announcement follows the news in late December that Australia’s greatest ever cyclist had registered for the event, [...]

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    Hepburn tops time trial in ORICA-GreenEDGE trifecta

    Dual-reigning track world champion Michael Hepburn (ORICA-GreenEDGE) has captured an elusive national road title with victory in the time trial at the MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Burrumbeet this afternoon.

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    Wardlaw wows women’s field to claim national title

    Victoria’s Felicity Wardlaw (Bicycle Superstore) was crowned Australia’s elite women’s time trial national champion after toppling three-time reigning champion Shara Gillow (ORICA-AIS) at the 2014 Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Burrumbeet today. Wardlaw, 36, a Subaru National Road Series product from the regional Victorian town of Benalla, was overcome with emotion after her [...]

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    Jordan Kerby claims time trial crown in nail biter

    Queensland’s Jordan Kerby (Drapac Professional Cycling) has kicked off the new year with gold in men’s under 23 time trial title on the opening morning of the 2014 Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Burrumbeet today. In a nail-biting finish to the 28km event, Kerby (34:56.44) narrowly edged out South Australian’s Harry Carpenter (34:56.64) [...]

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    Pre-selections announced for UniSA-Australia team

    Three riders have been pre-selected for the UniSA-Australia team ahead of the Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide from January 19-26. Young gun Caleb Ewan headlines the squad. The 19-year-old had a breakout year in 2013 with the Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy team, picking up seven wins throughout Europe and claiming fourth in the Under [...]

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    National title bout to feature cycling royalty

    Australia’s best cyclists will create a five-day green and gold rush at the 2014 MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships which begin on Wednesday.

  • Jo Hogan

    Jo Hogan in the #roadnats hot seat

    You were runner up in the women’s road race earlier this year, can you talk me through that sprint finish with Gracie Elvin? I knew Gracie was a strong threat because she is a quite a good sprinter. I knew my strengths was to jump first but she got the jump first and I came [...]

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    Tim Roe in the #roadnats hot seat

    Tim Roe returns to the Australian domestic scene after three years with team BMC.

  • Shara Gillow - elite women's time trial Copyright: John Veage

    Shara Gillow in the #roadnats hot seat

    Three time national time trial champion Shara Gillow hopes 2014 will bring her fourth title and hopes for Commonwealth and World Championship gold.

  • Cameron Meyer wins the 2013 criterium - Copyright: John Veage

    Cameron Meyer in the #roadnats hotseat

    Reigning criterium national champion Cameron Meyer talks about his 2013 season including being a part of Orica-GreenEDGE’s historic team time trial victory at the Tour de France.

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    Lauren Kitchen in the #roadnats hot seat

    2011 criterium champion Lauren Kitchen will ride with a new team in 2014 and hopes to have a successful #roadnats campaign.

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    Cadel Evans officially registered for MARS Road Nationals in Ballarat

    2011 Tour de France champion Cadel Evans has officially registered for the Elite Men’s Road Race at the MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat on January 12, 2014.

  • Gerrans

    Gerrans fit for MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships

    2012 MARS Cycling Australia Road National Champion Simon Gerrans is quietly confident of reclaiming the road race crown once again, despite his 2013 season being cut short due to injury.

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    ‘Park n Ride’

    Looking for an easy way to access the #roadnats road race course in Buninyong this January? Well you can – just simply Park N Ride!

  • Amanda Spratt

    Amanda Spratt in the #roadnats hot seat

    2012 MARS Cycling Australia Road National champion Amanda Spratt (Orica-AIS) was unsuccessful in an attempt to retain her crown earlier this year but finished a competitive seventh in the time trial.

  • Baden Cooke

    Tuesday tidbits – December 17

    Ewan wins again   Caleb Ewan (Jayco WorldTour Academy) has continued his purple-patch after winning Sunday’s Logie-Smith Lanyon Super Criterium. He won ahead of CharterMason’s Shannon Johnson and Steele Von Hoff (Garmin-Sharp). Orica-GreenEDGE’s Baden Cooke finished sixth in what would be the final race for his stellar career. Hosking beats criterium champ In the women’s [...]

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    Elvin eager to earn successive crowns in Ballarat

    Gracie Elvin (Orica-AIS) will be aiming to become the first female in twenty years to claim back-to-back road race crowns when she lines up at the MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat, January 8 – 12.

  • Rohan Dennis rides to second place in the 2013 Road National Championships time trial

    Rohan Dennis in the #RoadNats hot seat

    In 2012 Rohan Dennis took the MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships by storm, winning the under 23-road race and time trial in the same year.

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    Tidbit Tuesdays – December 10

    More cycling news this week includes 2012 road race champion Simon Gerrans’ praise for the 2014 course, Caleb Ewan’s victory in the Launceston Cycling Classic and Nathan Earle’s confirmation he is riding the #RoadNats

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    Earle to debut Team Sky colours at MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships

    Tasmania’s Nathan Earle has confirmed he will debut the black and blue colours of Team Sky at the MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat, January 8 – 12, 2014.

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    Jack Haig in the #RoadNats hot seat

    Bendigo’s Jack Haig had a bumper 2013 season including winning the under 23 national mountain bike title, finishing third in the under 23 men’s road race at the MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships, and winning the the Subaru National Road Series. Jack Haig has set himself lofty goals for 2014 including selection for both [...]

  • Kim Wells wins the National criterium title - 2013

    Green and gold the inspiration for Wells

    The 2013 MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships delivered some truly golden moments including Kim Wells’ stunning criterium victory over well-credentialed rivals Loren Rowney (Specialized Lululemon) and eventual road race national champion Gracie Elvin (Orica-AIS).

  • Road National Championships Green and Gold Rush

    Tidbit Tuesdays – December 3

    News of the Week:  #RoadNats Launch! #RoadNats Launch It was all about the Mars Road Nationals last Thursday with the launch held at Crown Casino. 2007 road race champion Darren Lapthorne (Drapac), 2012 duel champion Luke Durbridge (ORICA-GreenEDGE), Carlee Taylor (Orica-AIS) and 2012 criterium champion Kim Wells (Specialized Securitor) were on hand to give us the [...]

  • #RoadNats one-on-one with Chloe Hosking

    A successful 2013 season for Chloe Hosking included stage wins at the Holland Ladies Tour and the women’s Tour of Qatar as well as taking out the points classification jersey at the Tour of Chongming Island in China. For 2014, Chloe has her eyes firmly set on taking out the overall honours at the Tour of [...]

  • Lapthorne and Durbridge fight for gold

    #RoadNats one-on-one with Darren Lapthorne

    Drapac’s Darren Lapthorne was at the 2014 #RoadNats launch yesterday and spoke to us about how the team is hungry for a green and gold jersey come January.

  • Durbridge, Taylor, Wells and Lapthorne fight for gold

    Luke Durbridge primed for green and gold rush in Ballarat

    Dual reigning national champion Luke Durbridge (ORICA-GreenEDGE) is primed ahead of his impending double title defence at the 2014 MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships to be held in Ballarat, January 8-12, 2014. At the official launch of the Championships in Melbourne on Thursday, Durbridge was joined by reigning criterium champion Kimberley Wells (Specialized Securitor), 2007 road champion Darren [...]

  • Chloe McConville makes a move at the Tour of the Goldfields

    #RoadNats one-on-one with Chloe McConville

    Having recently secured another AIS scholarship to race in Europe with the Jayco-AIS squad, Chloe McConville spoke with us about her year overseas, her successes and goals for 2014 and her preparation for #RoadNats!

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    Tidbit Tuesdays – November 26

    Tidbit Tuesdays News of the Week: Porte will race the MARS Road National Championships Women’s Endurance Cycling Scholarships announced The 2014 women’s endurance cycling program has been announced with four riders accepted into the scholarship. 2013 National Road Series champion Katrin Garfoot (Queensland), Chloe McConville (Victoria), Jessica Mundy (South Australia) and Emily Roper (Queensland) were [...]

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    #RoadNats Tidbit Tuesdays

    50 days to go! Every Tuesday we will have a wrap up of the key road cycling news as it relates to the 2014 Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships. Result of the week: Criterium champ wins in the velodrome Australian criterium champion Kimberley Wells switched her skills to the track ahead of the MARS [...]

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    #RoadNats one-on-one with Damien Howson

    2013 was simply stunning from South Australia’s Damien Howson. After claiming under 23 Time Trial crown at the 2013 Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat in January, Howson went on to win both the time trial and road race at the Oceania Championships a month later. After a string of wins in Europe [...]

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    Follow #roadnats Online

    Hands up if you want to stay in touch with the 2014 MARS® Cycling Australia National Road Championships?  Then look no further! Website Road Nationals is the one-stop place to find all your official news, rider profiles, course and schedule details, results, photo galleries, videos, exclusive interviews and more! eNews If you want the information to [...]

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    2014 Volunteer call

    Get Involved! Become a Volunteer! Want to be involved in all of the action of the 2014 MARS® Cycling Australia Road National Championships while also gaining valuable sport event volunteer experience? Australia’s finest will battle it out to be crowned the National Champion and to wear the green and gold stripes for the whole year [...]

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    2013 Mars Roadnats achieves record results

    Cycling Australia and Ballarat are still basking in the glow of what is being regarded as the most successful Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships in history. Record crowds of 25,000 flocked to the Ballarat region for the criterium, time trials and road races, a thirty percent increase on 2012 figures. Cycling fans once again [...]

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    Durbo’s Double Delight

    Western Australia’s Luke Durbridge has pulled off a herculean effort in the Elite Men’s road race at the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships to claim his second green and gold jersey in five days, becoming the first male in the professional era to win the time trial and the road race. The 21-year-old powered [...]

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    Amazing Gracie

    Orica-AIS new recruit Gracie Elvin (ACT) has claimed the women’s road race at the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships, Where Legends Are Made. 24-year-old Elvin claimed the title after a gutsy solo effort to bridge a gap to a group of four riders moments before the bell lap, clinching the win from Joanne Hogan [...]

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    Kerby continues climb

    Twenty year old Jordan Kerby (QLD) has claimed victory in the under 23 men’s road race at the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships. Kerby won the 137km race around Mt Buninyong ahead of Wednesday’s time trial gold medallist Damien Howson (SA) and mountain biker Jack Haig (VIC). “This is definitely the biggest win of [...]

  • mcrit01

    Meyer rushes to green and gold glory

    Cameron Meyer (WA) has won the men’s criterium national title in spectacular fashion at the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships at the home of road cycling, Ballarat. Orica GreenEDGE’s Meyer claimed a solo victory over Victorians Steele von Hoff and Leigh Howard after the former time trial national champion spent 28 laps out on [...]

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    Wells wheels to emotional win

    Canberra’s Kimberley Wells has claimed an emotional victory in the Elite and Under-23 Women’s criterium at the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat. Wells, 27, won in a photo finish over Specialized Lululemon’s Lauren Rowney (QLD) and Orica-AIS’s Gracie Elvin (ACT). “I’m absolutely over the moon with excitement,” said Wells. “This is the [...]

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    Linfield sprints to Crit glory

    Western Australia’s Bradley Linfield has knocked off heavyweight Caleb Ewan for the under 23 national criterium title at the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat. 18-year-old Linfield won a sprint to the line over Josh Taylor (NSW) and Andrew Martin (WA) who had been a part of a large breakaway group for most [...]

  • DURBO

    Durbo turbos to TT crown

    West Australia’s Luke Durbridge has successfully defended his elite men’s time trial national title at the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships.

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    Gillow grabs slice of history

    Queensland’s Shara Gillow, 25, has dominated the field to claim her third consecutive national time trial crown and a piece of history at the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships held at Ballarat’s Lake Wendouree. Gillow finished in a time of 38mins 36:59 seconds, over one minute ahead of Tasmania’s Grace Sulzberger (39:46.23), with Victorian [...]

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    Howzat Howson – Damien claims U23 time trial

    South Australia’s Damien Howson, 20, has claimed the under 23 men’s individual time trial national title at the Mars 2013 Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat on Wednesday. Howson, a silver medalist one year ago, blitzed the 29.2km course in a time of 34mins 42:18secs, averaging a tick over 50 kilometres per hour to [...]